Drywalls are only easy to install if you have the right equipment to propel them up. Otherwise you are left with no choice but to ask for assistance. The ideal drywall lifter is sturdy enough to handle long and quite heavy pieces. It should also give you some service to justify the cost.
Users of these machines install drywalls professionally. I don’t think it would be an economically viable idea to own one if you are only going to use it to work your walls at home. Some companies out there lease them for such.
This drywall lifter is movable, thanks to its wheels. Let’s face it; this tool weighs over 80 pounds, and so it would be a real hassle trying to move it. The wheels only need you to place it on a decent floor (one that is smooth) for it to glide effortlessly. This way, you can load it up with your drywall and wheel it as close to the wall as you need it to be. The wheel has a self-locking feature, which makes it safe, even when you have not secured it tightly. It is, however, prudent to make a habit of manually locking it in place, especially as the lifter ages, just to be safe.
It is made of steel for longevity and the ability to hold heavy weights. Granted, drywalls are not too heavy, but as you can imagine this equipment will be hauling a lot of them in its useful life. Their cumulative weight adds up significantly, and so the machine should be sturdy enough for that. It can handle up to 150 pounds at a go, which is heavier than most boards.
51.8 x 21 x 7 inches is the measurement of his machine. It reaches as high as 5 feet on ceilings and over 13 feet for angled ceilings and walls. Most ceilings and walls hardly go higher than that, and so it would ideally fit any working.
The wheel rolls up easily. The machine has minimal parts, which are quite easy to assemble and disassemble for storage.
While the wheel locks automatically, it gets to a point when it stops gripping so well. When that point comes, you may get injured when it comes tumbling down with a heavy weight on it.
It is quite stable, with a steady tripod that holds it in place. The cradle tilts to a maximum 360 degrees to make it possible for you to lift your heavy drywall onto the machine. This bad boy saves you labor, as, without it, you would have to hire a helping hand. The only time you may need help is when you lift the heavy boards. So, are you still struggling when the market has this amazing equipment?