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Don't Buy it Until We Try It: Insta Hang

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  It may seem like you never have enough hands for all of the tools you need to decorate a room.  Well, there may be a secure way to hang everything in just seconds.  In this week's "Don't Buy It, Until We Try It," I tried out Insta Hang.

            Hanging a picture is never an easy task.  No matter how hard you try, you never can get the frame perfectly straight or have enough hands for all of your tools.

            To hopefully make hanging a picture a little easier, we decided to try out Insta Hang, the secure way to hang anything in seconds.

            "You know I haven't used it myself, so I guess we'll have to find out," said Jenn Slind, Arrowhead Ace Hardware Manager/Owner.  "This is an all-in-one package.  [It's] supposed to be easy to use and install.  Well, it's definitely lighter weight, definitely plastic."

            After glancing over the directions, it's as easy as 3 simple steps.

            Slind said, "Alright, it says load, level, and press." 

            There are a total of 47 different pegs to choose from.  We decided to use a medium-sized one.  We loaded an entire row of pegs in the storage compartment. 

            "There's a little level on it, so you can tell exactly where if you're level or not.  [It's] stuck in there," said Slind.

            After playing around with the Insta Hang, we were able to get the pegs straightened out.

            Slind said, "Try it again."

            We once again pressed down on the Insta Hang, only this time it worked the way it's advertised on TV.  The peg was securely in place.

            "It looks like this is a hook that would slide over the peg, you just put in.  So, if you wanted to hang something on a hook, there are extra pegs if you wanted to make it a little bigger," said Slind.

            Finally, it was time for the moment of truth.  Would the Insta Hang actually hold a picture?

            "I think it's a fairly decent product for someone who would not want to use a hammer and level.  It's kind of an all-in-one kit, light duty and easy to use," said Slind.

            But, what happens when you go to take down a picture?

            When you take out the Insta Hang pin and a regular nail, there's really not much difference.  They both leave behind about the same size of hole.

            If you're not real handy like me, this is a good tool to have.  It takes about the same time to hang a picture with the Insta Hang.  But, the main difference is you're not touching big tools.  Each peg holds up to 10 pounds.  The Insta Hang is geared towards smaller project.

            So, this week's "Don't Buy It, Until We Try It," earns a thumbs up.

            If there are any "As Seen on TV" products you would like me to try out, email me at afox@kmot.com or leave me a message on the KMOT Facebook page.

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