Simple Hanging Method for Small or Light Weight Art
• Quick and inexpensive way to hang small pictures
• Sawtooth hangers attach to the top rail of frames
• Pictures hang from ordinary nail or screw in wall


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nailess sawtooth large black
Price: $3.00-$75.00
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Item #: HWR-3920 -

Made of tempered steel, each nailess sawtooth has two pronged "legs" that enable it to be attached to a wood picture frame without screws or nails. The hardened finish allows the hanger to be hammered into position without deforming.Nailess Sawtooth Hangers install very quickly--an important advantage if you have a lot of frames to hang. Except for very hard woods like oak or ash, pilot holes are usually not necessary.

nailess sawtooth small black
Price: $2.00-$50.00
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Item #: HWR-3919 -

Made of tempered steel, each nailess sawtooth has two pronged "legs" that enable it to be attached to a wood picture frame without screws or nails. The hardened finish allows the hanger to be hammered into position without deforming.Nailess Sawtooth Hangers install very quickly - pilot holes are usually not necessary except for very hard woods like oak or ash, .

mega sawtooth hanger
Price: $6.95-$550.00
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Item #: HWR-130 -

The Mega Sawtooth Hanger is the largest and strongest sawtooth hanger commercially available. Unlike standard sawtooth hangers, which are intended for use on relatively light pictures, properly installed this hanger will support over 100 lbs.A full 3 1/2" long, Mega Sawtooth Hangers are made from heavy 14 gauge steel (approximately 1/16" thick). They are supplied with four #8 x 1/2" screws, but longer screws can be substituted for even more holding power.Be certain that the wall nail or screw...

hwr-3018 large sawtooth with screws
Price: $3.00-$100.50
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Item #: HWR-3018 -

small sawtooth with screws hwr-2900
Price: $3.00-$70.00
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Item #: HWR-2900 -

sawtooth hanger with nails
Price: $3.00-$100.50
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Item #: HWR-2046 -

small sawtooth hanger with nails
Price: $3.00-$70.00
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Item #: HWR-2800 -

notch hanger for metal frames
Price: $4.50-$20.25
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Item #: HWR-09 -

Sawtooth hangers are attached to the back side of a picture frame, usually placing just one at the center of the top rail, with the serrated "teeth" of the hanger facing downward. These serrations allow the frame to be hung on an ordinary nail in the wall.

Sawtooth hangers come in three types: nailed-on, screwed-on and nailess. Screwed-on sawtooth hangers are the most secure, but they take a bit longer to install on the frame. Nailed-on sawtooth hangers require some dexterity to install as the nails are quite small, but they eliminate the need for pre-drilling screw holes in the frame. The nailess type sawtooth hangers install very quickly--an important advantage if you have a lot of frames to hang.

For drywall walls, sawtooth hangers are probably the least secure of all picture frame hanging methods, but they are perfectly adequate for small or lightweight picture frames.

The potential weak point is usually not the sawtooth hanger itself, but the hanging nail driven into the wall. Nails can come loose or tear out of drywall, so make sure that the nail you install in the wall is not loose or wobbly before you hang a frame with a sawtooth hanger on it. Wood paneling and similar wall surfaces are less of a problem as they will hold a nail firmly.

  • Do not use sawtooth hangers on large or heavy pictures.

  • Make sure the nail you place in the wall is not loose or wobbly before you hang a sawtooth frame on it, especially if you have drywall (sheetrock) walls.
  • Frames equipped with sawtooth hangers should not be hung on picture hooks. Even a small picture hook is too wide to engage sawtooth hanger teeth properly and the hook will be visible above the frame when the picture is hung.