LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The Hercules Hook is a small three and a half inch curved hook that claims to hold up pictures on drywall, plaster, or paneling without the use of hammers or drills. The package comes with twenty metal hangers and simple instructions. No tools are needed for installation, but I did need tools to at least measure and level the locations where I plan to hang my items. I marked my hanging spots, and measured one quarter of an inch above this for my puncture point. Mounting instructions seem simple enough: twist, push, and turn.
I got ready to install and here's what I had to say, "These tiny little hook say that they'll hold up to forty pounds individually. If you use a bunch of them together, they can hold up to 150 pounds. The heaviest thing I have to hang on my wall is my old fire helmet. I am going to go ahead and give it a try now with the Hercules Hook. Start by twisting, push it in, lift it up, then we'll go ahead and hang the helmet. See if it holds it. And it does no problems."
Fast, easy, and quiet. In about ten seconds, I had my helmet hung. I quickly went to work hanging the rest of my pictures and plaques. I ran into some trouble when I got to my diploma. Although no studs are needed for support, I couldn't muscle up enough force to penetrate through a stud with the Hercules Hook. I found it best to use the hooks between studs and away from wiring or plumbing. The Hercules Hook comes out effortlessly by hand, and leaves only an eighth of an inch diameter hole, easily filled with spackle. With a room full of hanging pictures, the Hercules Hook easily holds onto a YES for this week's "Does it Work?" test. We grabbed the Hercules Hook for $9.99 plus tax at a local Lake Charles business.