If you’ve ever used hook or eye fasteners, you know what a pain (literally) it is to turn them by hand. I usually turn to pliers to finish the job or thread a long screwdriver into the loop for more leverage. But Metal_maestro came up with a simple cheat to make installing these stubborn hardware pieces effortless.

All you need is an allen or hex key and a power drill. Start threading the fastener by hand and once it starts getting hard to turn, switch to the drill. Thread the bent arm of the Allen key through the hook or loop and slowly power up the drill to a medium speed and keep it there until the fastener is completely installed.

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