Template for Keyhole Mounting Screws

Find out how to layout the hole location for mounted items that have keyhole slots using a sheet of paper and pencil. Watch this video to see how it’s done. ...More

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Template for Keyhole Mounting Screws


One way to easily layout screws for keyhole slots on the back of power strips (or anything else) is to lay a sheet of paper over the holes and sketch back and forth with a pencil. The holes will show up in relief. Now use the paper as a template for installing the screws and they will be spaced perfectly.

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  1. Dan Says:
    January 16th, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    nice, was looking for a template to create a keyhole for screws. I have a plastic project I want to hang.

  2. Official Comment:

    Joe T. Says:
    January 17th, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Hey Dan, Glad you like this Simple Solution. Those keyhole slots are maddeningly tough to align perfectly with the screw heads, but this quick trick works every time. Thanks for writing and good luck with your project.–Joe T.

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