The thoughtful design of this panel carry allows for the easy hauling of large wood panels around a jobsite.
Curved handles are designed to fit the hand comfortably, making this tool easy to hold.
A: The panel cary is designed for plywood, wallboard, drywall, and other sheet materials. Plywood is normally between 1/8"to 3/4" and drywall wall thickest is 5/8"
A: I have carried 2 - 4' x 8' sheets of 5/8" plywood; however, mostly I just carry 1 sheet at a time. So, whatever that weight is. I have probably moved 40 - 50 sheets of plywood with it. That's for multiple projects, over a year's time.
A: I can't say for sure but I can give examples of what I've used it for which is a ¾" 4' x 8' sheet of plywood and a ⅝" sheet of 4' x 12" drywall. It didnt show any sign of flexing on either. I just wish I could find mine when I need it
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A: These can easily support the weight of TWO 4 x 8 sheets of drywall, although I would not recommend that if you're working alone. These are not ideal for carrying heavy double panels up or down stairs SOLO though unless you are quite strong and coordinated. A strong limber young man could manage it, but it would be unnecessarily awkward. The whole idea of these carriers is to REDUCE strain and INCREASE safety. If you have a good helper , then YES, TWO of these are fine for moving heavy sheet materials up or down stairs. It's best to use these for transporting from a vehicle to a workstation, then cut down panels into more manageable sizes before turning sharp interior corners or negotiating stairs. Any time we must carry full sheets up or down stairs, it's always safer and more efficient to have another person. ...Or separate paired double-sheets into single sheets, ...or slide sheets on glides of some slippery material... cardboard, carpet, plastic bags, etc. I have seen flooring contractors use these to carry those 5' x 5' thin sheets of thin plywood sub-flooring. They work very well for multiple sheets of that. I hope that answers BOTH of your questions. My personal experience with these is they are VERY handy to always have on hand. Since they are so inexpensive and durable, they save me the time and trouble of making panels carriers. Plus they are easy to SEE with the bright orange color. That's why I have several: one for the garage, one for the shop and another to "lend" or take with me to other sites. I hope that fully answers BOTH of your questions and gives a clear picture of their utility and value. Stay safe! ;-)
A: You go up and down as if it is a ladder and the load limit is 250 lbs. Works great. Only quirk was the strength to pull the ladder down to use. I don't have the strength I used to have. I solved this by tying a rope to the top step to gain additional leverage. Much better than the usual access door in the hallway that requires a ladder and neater than the garage access steps.
A: They work great for going down stairs and it will handle any weight you can handle.
A: I've not tried carrying anything downstairs with this, but it depends on your ability to get up and downstairs and the room that exists. If you can carry sheet goods with this you might be able to do so. I can only carry one piece of dry wall or plywood sheet at a time with this.