It seems today’s lumber yards charge more for lower quality materials. And while you can sort through the stacks to find acceptable straight-grained construction lumber, if the lumber yard delivers to your site you’re pretty much stuck with what you get. That’s where Mayhew’s Tweaker comes in handy: it’s a tool designed specifically to twist two-inch dimensional lumber into place and hold it in place while you nail it up.
Made from two pounds of heat-treated steel, this 14-1/2″ tool also includes a prying head and a nail puller. It sounds a bit like a Fubar without the hammer — and the extra weight.
According to reviews at Amazon, it works pretty well. And for about $20 you can give it a shot yourself.