We’ve previously covered crown molding hangers here and here, but they require extra trips up the ladder to set them up and take them down. Bench Dog’s new crown molding support can be rigged and removed with your feet firmly planted on the floor.
Constructed from rugged polymers with steel support arms, the support can be set up without tools. You thread the support onto your standard painter’s pole, or you can buy an adapter to use it with FastCap’s 3rd Hand Extension. The support is spring-loaded, which allows you to wedge it between the ceiling and the floor to hold it in place. The two pads straddle crown molding from 1-1/2″ to 8″ wide to hold it in position, but also allow it to move from side to side so you can make adjustments.
Rockler claims these supports will be available Oct 21, 2010. When they’re in stock you’ll be able to pick one up for $30.
Crown Molding Support [Rockler]