Lightweight Hooks

We’re featuring our Lightweight Hooks this week, and we have three to share with you: the Multi-Purpose Hook, the Utility/Special Purpose Hook, and the Mini Hook. Each of these hooks is considered “lightweight” because it is tightened by a thumb-screw mechanism. They also share the ability to be used with either a steel cable or nylon cord. Where they differ is in their unique purposes and applications. Learn more about these hooks and how they can easily become part of your next hanging project.

Multi-Purpose Hook

Multi-Purpose Hook by AS Hanging Systems

The Multi-Purpose Hook is simply a low cost hook. We consider it our general-purpose hook. This hook has a weight capacity of 15 lbs. The Multi-Purpose Hook is appropriate for most hanging applications with the exception of items prepared on the reverse side with horizontal slots and many saw-tooth hangers. These applications bring us to our Utility Hook.

Utility/Special Purpose Hook

Utility/Specialty-Purpose Hook by AS Hanging Systems

Our Utility Hook is simply that – a basic hook especially appropriate for applications, such as interacting with a saw-tooth hanger, a routed slot on the back of a plaque or award, and particularly in hanging unframed panels up to 3/16 inches thick. We’ve featured how the Utility Hook is easily implemented into these types of applications in previous posts. Please be sure to click on the links included in this section pertaining to the topic you’d like to learn more about.

When a steel cable is used with the Utility Hook, the maximum weight capacity is 22 lbs. When a nylon cord is used, the weight capacity is reduced to 15 lbs. per cord and hook. While this hook, our smallest hook measured front to back, is ideal for hanging unframed panels and perfect for hanging items with slots or fitted with saw tooth hangers, it is not at all suited for items with D-rings, screw-eye hangers, or keyholes.

Mini Hook

Mini Hook by AS Hanging Systems

A unique feature of the Mini Hook from the two previously mentioned hooks is its ability to swivel. Swivel-ability creates convenience for both right- and left-handed access, making it easy to adjust from either side of the display.

The Mini Hook can be used in a secure or anti-theft manner when matched with appropriate other components. This hook’s capacity is 12 lbs. when used with either nylon cord or steel cable.

While each of these lightweight hooks has less weight capacity than our heavyweight hooks, you can easily increase the weight limit to fit your needs by using two cables and two hooks per display item, instead of just one.

Do you have a display that can use a lighter touch? Maybe your display is not easily accessible and could use a “swivel” approach. Let us know your story!

If you have questions or would like to learn more about how our products can be beneficial in your project, please contact our Customer Support at, or give us a call at 866 935-6949 (toll free) or at our local number 450 619-7999.

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