You will need to get yourself a hook hanger. The one pictured here is a standard catalog item. They are not expensive and cost about 40 cents for a bag of 10. The Step By Step Place the hook hanger in the jaws of the bench vise and secure it snugly so that about ¼ of an inch of the body of the hook hanger is above the jaws of the vise. Using your side cutters, remove the stem of the hook hanger and file down any remaining stem so that it is flush with the body of the hook hanger. Using the angled edge of the triangular file, cut a groove in the center of the body of the hook hanger.