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.
- Lay the frame
face down on a blanket or soft surface.
- The hanger
should be installed centered left-to-right on the top
rail, a little down from the upper edge of the
- The large sawtooth has one serrated edge which should face down.
- Use a small
hammer to tap the nailess sawtooth hanger in
- Take care not to
break the glass on the frame, if any, when hammering in a
nailess sawtooth hanger.
- In extremely
hard woods, drill small pilot holes for the legs of the
- When properly
seated, the shoulders of a nailess hanger should rest on
the surface of the frame rail, leaving approximately 1/8"
gap between the back of the hanger and the surface of the
- Make sure that
your nail in the wall is tight and secure before using it
to hang the frame. Always use a headed nail (not a brad)
and position the frame on the nail so that the nail is
caught firmly on the sawtooth hanger.