By Thomas Grisi
on 12.29.10

Handling and transporting sheet materials like drywall, plywood and particleboard have turned many a do-it-yourselfer into a “eh-maybe-laterer”. The problem that plagues most home projects isn’t the weight of materials, but the strain on the body from assuming awkward positions necessary in order carry them. That’s where the Gorilla Gripper ($40) really lends a hand grip. Made of lightweight aircraft grade aluminum, it can adjust to the majority of home building surfaces ranging from 3/8ths to 1 ½ in. Placing the Gorilla Gripper at the center of the material creates enough leverage to let you stand in an upright position and carry the material comfortably at your side. Thankfully putting an end to what we liked to call the drywall shuffle.

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