Pegboard Screw Anchors

2x1 Pegboard Anchor

Description

One of the tricks I like to use in organizing my tools is to attach things to pegboard using wall anchors in the holes to accept screws. This doesn’t always work as well as I would hope. Since pegboard is usually 1/4″ thick or thinner, the anchors have a tendency to spin when you drive screws into them.

My solution was to create anchors that are ganged together and spaced appropriately for pegboard. This prevents all of the anchors from spinning.

Backside of Pegboard Anchor with Screw

You can see these anchors work by expanding as the screw is driven into them, making it very hard to remove.

These anchors work well in hardboard, plastic, and metal pegboards. The STL files below are designed for 1″ spaced hole patterns and 1/4″ holes, but you can use the model to create them for ay hole spacing and size.

Files

Printer: Prusa i3 MK3
Slicer: PrusaSlicer
Material: Inland PET-G
Resolution: 0.3 mm with a 0.4mm nozzle
Wall Lines/Perimeters: 3
Infill: N/A
Notes: These need to be solid and that can be accomplished by using three perimeters.

Instructions

I printed and tested these anchors in PET-G. I suspect PLA, ABS, Nylon, and flexible filaments would also work, but you need to have your printer dialed in pretty well. These anchors depend on pretty strong interlayer bonding.

The hole size should work with #6, #8 and #10 wood and metal screws, if you need another size you can use the model to change the “screw_dia” variable in the “Screw Options” section of the customizer.

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