Patrick writes: “The Gorilla Gripper helps you carry sheet goods. The demonstration video looks pretty good, but some of the ratings on Amazon make me a bit skeptical.”
I’m with you, Patrick. It’s a real pain in the ass to carry large sheets of plywood or MDF. Not only are they quite heavy, there’s also no way to get a good grip. My standby is to use a hammer’s claw end to grab the sheet from the bottom.
One drawback to the ‘Gripper: It’s your upward-pushing force that holds the sheet in place between the ‘Gripper’s jaws. Would it drop the sheet if you released a little pressure to shift positions or descend a step?
Check after the jump for a picture of the ‘Gripper in use.
It sells for $50 direct — a bit expensive compared to the won’t-drop-the-sheet-on-you hammer solution. Froogle returns it at similar prices. Patrick’s right, though. The Amazon reviews seem a little fishy.