Last week, John finished installing the drywall in the old master bedroom.
The Ironton 11ft Drywall & Panel Lift (from Northern Tool) was and is absolutely indispensable for our ongoing, room by room drywall job.
For anyone considering or planning on a small or large DIY drywall job, we highly recommend getting this piece of equipment. When it comes to doing the ceilings, John said, “It makes the impossible, possible.”
The Drywall & Panel Hoist is easy to assemble and easy to operate. The forward legs roll into working position and lock. It has a tilt latch which John used for loading the drywall panel (Sheetrock).
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The two stainless steel support hooks on each cross-arm open when loading a drywall panel and close when moving the lift.
John tilted the cradle up to make it flat before raising it toward the ceiling.
When he had the drywall panel in position, he cranked the winch (wheel handle) to raise the panel.
The winch wheel is easy to turn and can also be operated from the top of the wheel, not just the black handle.
The other side of the room…
John cut out the sheet rock around each high hats before raising each panel.
Installed with flathead coarse thread 1 1/4″ screws.
Northern Tool provided us with the Ironton Drywall & Panel Hoist