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Installing Screw Hooks the Easy Way

By: Joe Truini

Installing screw hooks by hand can be time consuming. A simpler method is to use a power drill to do the work for you. Begin by boring a pilot hole for the screw hook, then get the hook started in the hole.

Take another screw hook, and chuck it tightly into the drill.

Hook the two screw hooks together, and use the drill to slowly drive the hook into the ceiling.

Once the hook is in place, insert a screwdriver in it to make any final adjustments.


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  • Brandon Says:
    December 8th, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Thanks! I’m going to try this method for installing cup hooks on the outside of my house for Christmas lights. Thanks!

  • Official Comment:

    Joe T. Says:
    July 23rd, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Dear Lily, No comment. (But thanks!)–Joe T.

  • Lily Says:
    July 20th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    You guys make screw hooks look sexy.

  • Official Comment:

    Joe T. Says:
    March 30th, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Hi Anne, Glad you liked the screw hook tip. I’ve been called a lot of things over the years, but not serious or clever! Thanks for writing and good luck.–Joe T.

  • Anne H. Says:
    March 30th, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    This is seriously clever. I’m going to give this a try today when I install some hooks in my garage.

  • Official Comment:

    Ben Erickson Says:
    May 19th, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Hi Cliff,
    Thanks for the tip!

  • cliff H. Says:
    May 18th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    I’ve found lag screws that were the same thread pitch and the same diameter,or slightly smaller. work great like a tap.Just remember to rap tape around them as a flag for depth control.

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Installing Screw Hooks the Easy Way