|Part Number||3-H 2PK 3RD HAND 5'|
|Item Weight||16.5 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||59 x 5 x 5 inches|
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|Item model number||3HAND5|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||Guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship|
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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.
The only negative is that pressing in the two "nubs" with your fingers to slide up/down the pole can be tough. On the other hand, adjusting the inner pipe with the ratcheting handle is very easy though.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of the two poles has an issue with the metal pad on the end of the spring. It does not always reset itself and has to be forced down by hand so I can get the pole to the... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Fooster
They are a little heavy but get the job done. Only gripe is that you can lose track of the extension locking pin if you stray from the alignment guide (and it's almost guaranteed... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Bill Benton
Easy to use. Don't like the release but not enough to take a star awayPublished 16 days ago by mark devries
Generally working alone this thing has helped me out more times than I can remember. Love it so much much I got two more.Published 19 days ago by REF
These are great. I am able to put up long runs of crown molding without any help from friends. I highly recommend the FastCap 3rd Hand Support System.Published 1 month ago by Daniel S Bissell
sturdy, easy to adjust, and very fine-tunable! overkill for my Lighthouse mounts, but i'd rather they not hit the floor!Published 1 month ago by Rick Desulis
Great poles. I can use this with my laser levels.
One plastic piece was broken off while it was in the box. I hope this pole will last..
So much better design and heavy duty compared to my zip wall posts, only reason I gave them 4 stars is because one of the 4 sets we ordered was sticking ND needed returned. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Terri T. Morgan