I’m sure you’ve seen the infomercial for the InstaHang within the last 6 months or so. It’s the home improvement tool that claims to replace your hammer, nails, wire and hanging hooks. The steps are load, level and press. Is it really that simple?
We took the InstaHang out and gave it a go. For starters, it does work, but with certain drawbacks. You must press hit the lever firmly or it won’t work. In fact, a light push will cause the peg to get jammed into the device. A huge pro for me was the tiny almost unnoticeable pin hole it left in my wall. This is great for renters. If you don’t have standard drywall in your home/apartment, don’t bother using this. It is not going to be able to penetrate cement or other hard surfaces.
The InstaHang is going to be a great device for people who want to hang basic light artwork and shelves, frames, etc. Don’t expect these pegs to hold up a big shelf with heavy knick knacks on it. I wouldn’t risk it. But for a shelf with hooks for clothes, keys, I think it would hold just fine. I personally would use this item for light objects as an alternative of pounding large holes into my walls. Would you try the InstaHang?