Hooks Used For General Hanging Applications
S-hooks are curved hooks used for general hanging applications. S hooks get their name from their S shape and can vary slightly in design (curve) to suit various uses. The most common varieties of S hooks have either closed or open ends, while more complex varieties may not resemble an S at all.
S hooks available from us have either an open style or closed style. The only difference between the two is how close the ends of the "S" are to the body of the fastener. The open style is better for most DIY applications, being easy to sling on or off a pipe or similar fixture. Meanwhile, closed style is harder to thread rope and strong through, but will also hold onto it better than open style if the S hook is expected to move frequently.
S-hooks are normally chosen based on their shape and the weight they can hold. Although used in many industrial applications, S hooks are popular in home and DIY projects as well. The most common is hanging a long thin pipe and then using S hooks to suspend objects from it to clear up space.
S hooks are commonly used in many applications from the industrial warehouse, all the way to the home kitchen. One of the reasons they are so popular is their ease of use and removal. All they require is something to hang from. Closed-end S hooks can be seen linking chain or rope together often.
Note: While S Hooks are used to link chain or rope together, they are usually rated for lightweight applications and should not be used for lifting.
Common Uses For S Hooks Include:
- Industrial Construction
- Oil Industries
- Petrochemical Companies
- Oil Refineries
- Power Generation
- Electrical Contractors
- Warehouse Organization
All S Hooks in this selection are proudly Made in the USA
What is an S hook?
S hooks are curved, s-shaped hooks that are made from steel. They're used in lightweight loads, often in DIY organization, for freeing up space.
How does an S hook work?
Depends on your application. You can simply sling the S hook on a pipe or similar fixture to hang items from or thread rope through the S hook to hold a small hanging load.
How much weight can an S hook hold?
This will vary wildly depending on the size of the S hook. Load capacity can range anywhere ~15lbs - 120lbs or more depending on S hook size. Please refer to a given s hook's specifications, or contact our customer support, for more information.
How do you close an S hook?
Closing S hooks is traditionally done with special S hook pliers. These pliers have circular indentations in their jaws to firmly hold the S hook while compressing the S hook's open ends to close them.