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Drywall Lift

If you find yourself hanging a lot of drywall, you might look into buying this cheap-ass drywall lift. It’ll hoist and position sheets of drywall precisely where you need them, so you can hang drywall by yourself. Even though you can rent lifts for $100 or less a day, for $160 you could own your very own.

This model can lift drywall to 11 feet horizontally for ceilings and 15 feet vertically for walls. It can handle a sheet of drywall up to 4 x 16 feet and 150lbs. The three large 5″ casters make it easy to roll the lift where you need to, even when fully loaded. You can assemble and disassemble it easily without tools.

This Platinum tool drywall lift seems to be the same one Harbor Freight sells, which leads us to believe it’s a re-branded import. The Amazon price says $60, but expect to pay $100 shipping and handling, because this heavy-duty, welded steel lift weighs a whole lot more than a cordless drill. The next lowest price was at Discount Tommy for $145 + $85 shipping, which still isn’t bad for a drywall lift.

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13 Responses to Cheap-Ass Tools: A $160 Drywall Lift

  1. Wild Bill says:

    Hmmm…. I’ll need one someday, when I drywall my garage. Thanks for the tip on this!

  2. Bill says:

    Now if you could buy it and pick it up yourself and NOT pay for shipping, THEN you would have a REAL bargain. ($160 – $99 shipping fee)

  3. Bob the drywall guy says:

    I picked one of these up yesterday! It’s cranking 5/8″ x 4x 12 panels up to a 10ft ceiling without a hitch, that’s about the heaviest board I could throw at it. I’m pretty pleased, as others I had been pricing ran around $1200 cdn, while a local chain up here had these for $200 cdn.

    I’ll be using this thing until it breaks, and if it does, I’ll add another comment.

  4. Dave says:

    I have to agree – this is well worth the money. The rental for something similar at my local H.D. store is only $38 /day or something like that, and having a lift (rented or otherwise) makes the work go so fast that you can do a whole lot in a day, so you might question whether this is worth the investment. It is. I found that the bestest thing was that it took the pressure off to finish the job as fast as possible. I now have the luxury of finishing this at my leisure, and then there is no rush trip to return the tool at the end of the day. The only thing I haven’t figured out is how this lift is supposed to help hanging board on walls. Maybe I missed something, but the “head” doesn’t tilt down more than about 45 degrees from horizontal. You can’t press the board up against the wall the way you can position it against a flat ceiling. Am I using the lift the wrong way?

  5. Andy says:

    Hey Bob the Drywall Guy,
    At what local chain did you get your dry wall lift?
    Thanks

  6. R. Heckard says:

    These things work so well I completed a ceiling by myself in just a few hours. If I had been able to find this deal I would have purchased rather than rented. I looked and looked, but couldn’t find one deliverd for less than about $250.00. The $50.00 rental looked much better.

    I know I will look for this deal if a similar job comes up again.

  7. Michael says:

    I drywalled the ceiling of a basement alone once, using a “T” I built out of 2x4s. The height was just below the ceiling truss above, close enough to stand the free end of drywall on while I screwed in the other side of the sheet from a ladder.

  8. romanhandyman says:

    Money maker and back saver!!!
    I just finish my basement w 4×12 alone!!

  9. Ryan says:

    I rented one of these from a local rental store. This is the ONLY way to go for hanging drywall by yourself. I hung 18 sheets of 7/16th 4×8 OSB in about 4 hrs… it’s really easy to use, although you can’t really hang on walls, the head only tilts to about 45 degrees. WELL worth it to rent or buy if you’re doing more than 3-4 jobs.

    Ryan

  10. Michael says:

    I just picked one up brand new in a front yard for $25. Never saw one that didn’t do walls so I will have to check out the only going to 45 degrees. Has to be something stupid.

  11. mary gillgan says:

    Anyone tried the yellow 9000 drywall lifter from MAX Tool in Calif. ? $149 w/free shipping…

  12. EARLON STINSON says:

    WELL I THINK I’M GONNA GET ME ONE OF THESE LIFT’S I AM 63 YEARS OLD, TO OLD TO CUT THE MUSTARD SO WITH THIS LIFT I CAN DO IT MY SELF IN MY SPARE TIME I HAVE SEEN WHAT OTHERS PEOPLE SAID ABOUT THIS LIFT .NOW I CAN SAVE MONEY INSTEAD OF PAYING FOR HELP. WELL EVER BODY WISH ME LUCK, I’LL LET YA KNOW WHEN I GET FINISHED .

  13. roger harman says:

    How the heck do you buy one.I see how great the tool is but no place to click on to buy.

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