How to Attach a Swivel Hook

A swivel hook is a great way to attach one object to another without having the item swing around. This how-to guide will show you how to attach a swivel hook on both ends of an object, and how to attach it to something else.

Steps on Attaching a Hook to a Swivel

Step 1. First, you want to determine how far apart the hooks will be spaced. Measure and make sure that both swivel arms are of equal distance from each hook, or else they won’t work properly.

Step 2. Attach one arm of the swivel onto a stationary object to create balance for your item. The others should be attached to the item

Step 3. Attach one hook onto an end of an object with a hole or loop. Slide it up and over, so that the swivel arm is on top. Pull tight while attaching hooks at opposite ends of the hooked object to create balance. Repeat this process for both sides as needed

Step 4. For items with no loops or holes, attach one hook on a side of the object. Make sure that this is at an equal distance from the other hooks. Slide it up and over so that the swivel arm is on top

Step 5. Attach both arms to stationary objects to create balance for your item

How far Should Hook be From Swivel?

When attaching the hooks for balance, attach one hook on a side of the object. Make sure that this is at an equal distance from the other hooks

Attach both arms to stationary objects to create balance for your item

What if there are no Loops or Holes?

For items with no loops or holes, attach one hook on a side of the object. Make sure that this is at an equal distance from the other hooks.

Attach both arms to stationary objects to create balance for your item

How do you attach a hook to a leader?

  • Attach one hook to the end of a leader and then attach it to your item
  • To prevent snagging, make sure that you have at least five inches of space between the swivel arm and any other protruding object
  • Attach both arms to stationary objects to create balance for your item.

How can I Assemble my own Hooks?

All you need is screws, fishing line, washers or cotter pins, drill bits for steel and brass. Cut about six yards of line about four inches long

Thread a washer or cotter pin onto the end of your line, then thread it through one eyelet on each side. Tie knots in the two loose ends to keep them from slipping back out.

If you’re using a screw and nut for this part, make sure that you have a screwdriver that will match the size of your screws. Thread one side of the hook through one eyelet and around itself, then thread it back out

Repeat on the opposite side with the second eyelet. If you’re using a fishing line: tie knots in loose ends to keep them from slipping back out. If you’re using washers or cotter pins, drill the appropriate size hole in them.

Using a screwdriver, thread one side of the hook through one eyelet and around itself. Thread the second side of the hook back out to the opposite eyelet

If you’re using washers: make sure that your screws are short enough so they don’t go through the hole in them. If you’re using cotter pins: drill a sizing hole and place one end of the pin through the washer or eyelet.

Thread another side of the screw back out to the opposite eyelet then tighten from inside with a straight blade screwdriver, holding it perpendicular to the opening. Using pliers, bend cotter pin or washers so they point away from the eyelet.

Using pliers, bend both ends of the hook over to hold them in place and tighten with a pair of pliers.

How do you Attach a Hook to a Nylon Main Line?

First, use a blade to cut the nylon mainline at least two inches from the eyelet. Then, place the end of your hook through one hole and back around itself until it makes an “O” shape Next, grab both ends of the looped hook with pliers and bend them over snugly against each other.

Using pliers, bend the hook’s end over so that the “O” shape becomes a circle and is no longer looped.

Now, you can attach your swivel to one bottom corner of the eyelet to make them twist-proof. Thread both halves of the short wire through opposite corners where they will meet at the center hole

Slightly pinch the wire on either side of this hole and pull them in opposite directions until they are straight, parallel to each other

Form a loop with one end of the short wire by holding it at about 45 degrees from its starting point and bending over to create an oval shape. Thread it through the middle hole. Turn your pliers over so you can use the serrated jaw to crimp it down, or use needle-nose pliers.

This will make a loop on one end that is large enough for your hook. You may need to bend this wire hanger back and forth until it breaks off close to the top of the eyelet.

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