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Woot! [woot.com] has Gator Lift GL10 Plywood and Drywall Panel Carrier for $19.99 w/ Free Shipping for Prime Members.
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Got one the last time these were on Woot, have used it just a few times (some drywall, some OSB, all snaking into the house, through two doors, and around some turns for a bathroom remodel) and it worked really well for all of it. I think the best thing is that you can still see above the panel while carrying it with a tool like this, so you're not bumping into things nearly as much. As for people complaining about the grip style: it is not uncomfortable. I wear size Large disposable gloves, and the handle does not dig in. The load of the panel is coming through the gripper and into the meat of the palm of my hand; the crease between your fingers does not take any load whatsoever, though you must spread them to get around the handle's arm. I agree that a bigger capacity could be useful (door slabs, anyone?) but for the panels this is intended for, I love this thing.
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Panel carry handle [amazon.com] at $6 is the better tool for everyday use, I prefer (YMMV).
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I don't see any data on their site that backs up their claims that this is actually better for you.

There are already ergonomic ways of carrying sheet goods without any extra tools

This may indeed be better for your back, but what about your other joints and muscles? I can't think of any other time I would carry a heavy load in the manner you use this device.

BTW, it has nothing to do with manliness, you're carrying the same weight either way, it's about ergonomics and efficiency on the job site.
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Check your local Lowe's. Mine has the Gorilla Gripper for $15.98. Looks like they're not stocking in anymore in a lot of stores. I have a brickseek subscription and most stores within 100 miles of me are out of stock.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_957370-57...1000424717
Ordered the Gorilla from Lowes. Will see how it fares.
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Ordered the Gorilla from Lowes. Will see how it fares.
I had ordered it for $15.98 earlier today. Inventory said they had 5. They called and said they have zero so it got cancelled. Ordered this one since no other stores near me had it.
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I had ordered it for $15.98 earlier today. Inventory said they had 5. They called and said they have zero so it got cancelled. Ordered this one since no other stores near me had it.
Bummer. Hope Lowes fixes their inventory accuracy shortfalls. Got a pick up confirmation and no phone call so looks like no issues here.
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This style is excellent for moving 3/4" rubber horse stall mats (4'x6'). I used to manhandle them, got covered in stale horse (stuff) and back hurt for days. With these type grippers, you can move these heavy mats with relative ease. If you show up to job site with this and job is in any way similar to moving rubber mats, you could sell them to workmates.
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I've been doing construction work for 15 years, and lifting weights for about the same. This tool does not look good to me. I can't see how you would use it on most drywall without damaging the drywall. The ergonomics do not make sense - you are essentially carrying a load in a highly compressed shoulder press position. It is far more comfortable to hold the bottom of the sheet with a completely extended arm. I can handle 100lb sheets by myself this way, but there is no way I could do it with this tool.

I could see this being useful in only a few situations where access to thin/light material is difficult.
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Check your local Lowe's. Mine has the Gorilla Gripper for $15.98. Looks like they're not stocking in anymore in a lot of stores. I have a brickseek subscription and most stores within 100 miles of me are out of stock.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_957370-57...1000424717
Thanks! Was able to pick one up from my local Lowes for $12.
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Check your local Lowe's. Mine has the Gorilla Gripper for $15.98. Looks like they're not stocking in anymore in a lot of stores. I have a brickseek subscription and most stores within 100 miles of me are out of stock.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_957370-57...1000424717 [lowes.com]
Thanks. My local Lowe's had them for $12. I only need one very rarely and this works out great!
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I am on the fence about this. I'm not sure I like the "T" handle design of this product versus the "U" handle design of the Gorilla Grip. It seems that the "U" design would be more comfortable and allow me to shift the position of my hand more easily. Any feedback from someone who has used both?
I have been building my laundry room cabinets for longer than I would like to admit, and I purchased this tool from amazon to get my 3/4 walnut plywood sheets from my garage stack to my shop without assistance. The build quality is fantastic and has enabled me to do exactly what I purchased it for. However, I will say your observations regarding possible comfort are accurate. I don't know if I am using correctly, but I place the handle in my palm and two fingers on either side of T. It is not a comfortable feeling on the fingers, but of more discomfort is the pressure/weight on the thumb muscles and palm. That said, moving these full sheets of 3/4 is not possible for me alone without it, so I am still happy with the tool and purchase. Hope this helps.
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Check your local Lowe's. Mine has the Gorilla Gripper for $15.98. Looks like they're not stocking in anymore in a lot of stores. I have a brickseek subscription and most stores within 100 miles of me are out of stock.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_957370-57...1000424717
Got 2 for 11.98. Thanks!
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This is what I have used for years, a little different- carry from bottom

https://www.amazon.com/Stanley-93...B00004UDN8
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I bought one of these from Woot a while back to help me get drywall to the basement, but soon realized you cant really use this to carry goods at an angle and if you bump a step it pops right out of the clamp, so didnt really work out for me.
Thanks. That dissuaded me.
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Could you imagine using one of these tools on a job site? You'be be fired almost immediately. How difficult is it to pick up a sheet of plywood? Wear a pair of gloves with the rubbery coating on the palms and you'll have no issues.

What a gimicky waste of money this trash contraption is. When did "men" stop becoming men?
Gloves? What a sissy!
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