How to Use a Drywall & Panel Hoist

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.”

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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).

For a 15-second video, click here.
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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.

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When he had the drywall panel in position, he cranked the winch (wheel handle) to raise the panel.

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The winch wheel is easy to turn and can also be operated from the top of the wheel, not just the black handle.

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The other side of the room…

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John cut out the sheet rock around each high hats before raising each panel.

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Installed with flathead coarse thread 1 1/4″ screws.

 

Northern Tool provided us with the Ironton Drywall & Panel Hoist

 

 

 

 

 

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