|Item Weight||16.5 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||59 x 5 x 5 inches|
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|Item model number||3HAND5|
|Warranty Description||Guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship|
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FastCap 3rd Hand Support System 57-to-144-Inches, 2-pack #3HAND5
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Found them very useful too for acting as pushers when installing a deck to push some deck boards into line when they are a bit warped.
Used these jacks as floor to ceiling push clamps during a wood floor installation. After gluing in place the wood flooring, placed a scab 2x6 plank on leading edge of new floor and used these jacks to apply some downward pressure keeping all the installed floor snug and down tight until the adhesive set up. The floor is beautiful.
Expect to also use them soon to hold up a plastic barrier around an area I will be working in order to control dust and dirt migration. Could work very well if you are spray painting indoors.
Always carry at least two of these with me at all times now.
Solution: I just used epoxy to glue the brackets into the pole.
Problem 2: The little spring-loaded nubs that lock the pole open are way too stiff. It actually makes it difficult to adjust the length of the pole, especially when it is in the shortest position and there isn't a good handhold on one end.
Solution: I removed the nubs. They were easy to pop out the bottom of the pole (due to the conveniently damaged bottom foot brackets). There is a tension-screw that can also be used to lock the pole open and it works just fine. If you were planning on putting a heavy load on the pole, it would probably be a good idea to put a small bolt through the nub holes, just to make sure the pole doesn't slide closed.
Once I got past these problems, the poles actually work really well. They are long, sturdy and easy to adjust. The pole body is steel, so my magnetic laser level will clip right to it. The top foot has a pump mechanism that makes it easy to lock the pole into place between floor and ceiling. The bottom foot has a threaded rod that you can use to easily micro-adjust the height, for hanging cabinets or such.
If the pole feet were made out of better materials, this product would easily be a 5-star. The plastic brackets and fittings are very brittle, though, and I doubt that they would survive any serious abuse.
You can easily extend the supports to the proper length as you would with a pipe clamp and then chinch it tight with the hand hand grip. The grip and ball joints at the top and bottom are made of plastic and would appear to be easy to break. If it does, the support becomes useless. This concern is why I rated it with 4 stars. However, I've dropped mine on hard tile twice now and have not broken anything yet.
If I was a drywall installer? Forget it...too flimsy. Kinda like expecting a pup tent to last as a toolshed. For the weekender who may hang a cabinet or two, or hang a celing's worth of sheetrock now and again...it's GREAT!
They do have a weight limit of 70 lbs....I suspect that a 4X12 sheet of 5/8" rock might be overwhelming for just one unit!
Remember...it's cheaper than renting a drywall jack...and...you get what you pay for. For the intended purpose...I got my money's worth.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These are helping support the center roof rib of our large Plexiglas greenhouse. We have several plant baskets hanging from the center rib (during winter) and these poles have... Read morePublished 24 days ago by 77355
This is an amazing tool set! I put up crown in two bathrooms alone, and realized I needed help if I were going to tackle the bigger crown in 16 ft lengths. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sara S.
Best thing I bought for renovations on our house. I tackled renovations on our house by myself and did task no one would have ever been able to by themselves. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Wingate
Poor made system... the attachment will not stay on the product and the box was open when recievedPublished 3 months ago by Veronica T.
Great idea but barely works. They are too long to align directly under upper cabinets and there is no easy way to reduce the couple inches it needs. Read morePublished 3 months ago by DougzBiz
I have used these quite a bit and they stand up to it. So much I bought 2 morePublished 5 months ago by george w gray