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, this sawtooth is rated to support 250 pounds.
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 to insure the holding power.
Be certain that the wall nail or screw you use in conjunction with this sawtooth hanger is strong enough to support the weight of the object you are hanging, that it is in a wall stud or is otherwise secure in the wall, and that it fits securely on the teeth of the hanger.
- Lay the picture
frame face down on a blanket or soft surface.
- If only one
hanger is used, it should centered left-to-right on the
back side of the top rail, a little down from the top
edge, with the serrated edge of the sawtooth facing down.
- Use two Mega
Sawtooth Hangers for larger frames, spacing them apart on
the top rail. Make sure they are level with each other on
the frame (an equal distance down from the the top edge
of the top rail).
- Mark and drill
pilot holes before installing the hanger screws,
especially on hardwood frames.
- Use the longest
screws you can, but check to be sure they will not break
out on front surface of the frame. The #8 x 1/2" screws
provided are usually adequate.
- Make sure that
the hardware in the wall that the picture will be hanging
on is solid and in no danger of pulling out of the wall