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Sleeper 05-22-2019 09:46 AM

Canít decide on a Panel Carrier for plywood
 
I need to move a lot of plywood by hand and want to buy a Panel Carrier, but wondering if it would be better to carry from top or bottom. I used to have a plastic one that hooked onto the bottom that worked well and I noticed now they sell a lot of different types of grips from the top. The top grips are a lot more expensive and I may also use it for metal roofing panels as well, but not sure if it will work on metal.

woodnthings 05-22-2019 09:52 AM

I use the cheap bottom plastic type but .....
 
In order to use it, the plywood should be resting on a 2 X 4 to get the thing underneath it. If it grabs at the top, this would be much easier to use. Amazon sells both types, but for the addition $15.00, I'd go with a topside gripper:
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=plywood+c...f=nb_sb_noss_1

Sleeper 05-22-2019 10:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by woodnthings (Post 2055869)
In order to use it, the plywood should be resting on a 2 X 4 to get the thing underneath it. If it grabs at the top, this would be much easier to use. Amazon sells both types, but for the addition $15.00, I'd go with a topside gripper:
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=plywood+c...f=nb_sb_noss_1

That's a good point, i didn't think of how to slip it under when standing on side on the floor. Thanks

BigJim 05-22-2019 12:04 PM

It would be nice if the top grip had the carrying handle much lower so carrying it wouldn't be so uncomfortable to carry.

I made a wheeled plywood hauler that works great. There are some wheeled ones on the market, but you can not just stop and let go of the plywood like the one I made. If I wanted to stop and let the plywood and carrier just sit there, I could, it would not fall over.

It was easy to load and unload, easy to maneuver.

sgcz75b 05-22-2019 12:15 PM

I keep a 20' length of rope to loop underneath the corners. That seems to distribute the weight better for me than carriers over uneven ground.
https://www.todayshomeowner.com/video/carrying-plywood/

But for moving on the asphalt driveway and around the shop on concrete floors, I use the Speed Skate. Easy to maneuver and requires almost no strength to move about.

https://www.fastcap.com/product/speed-skate

difalkner 05-22-2019 12:49 PM

I just bought the Gator Lift and it works great. I wish I had bought it years ago.

David

Sleeper 05-22-2019 01:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigJim (Post 2055873)
It would be nice if the top grip had the carrying handle much lower so carrying it wouldn't be so uncomfortable to carry.

I made a wheeled plywood hauler that works great. There are some wheeled ones on the market, but you can not just stop and let go of the plywood like the one I made. If I wanted to stop and let the plywood and carrier just sit there, I could, it would not fall over.

It was easy to load and unload, easy to maneuver.

I have a wheeled one already, but I need to move the plywood across rocks and the wheels just don't work. I want to make a cart out of small bicycle wheels and have 2 right now, but I think I need 4 and be able to remove 2 so I can use it for other things.

Sleeper 05-22-2019 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sgcz75b (Post 2055879)
I keep a 20' length of rope to loop underneath the corners. That seems to distribute the weight better for me than carriers over uneven ground.
https://www.todayshomeowner.com/video/carrying-plywood/

But for moving on the asphalt driveway and around the shop on concrete floors, I use the Speed Skate. Easy to maneuver and requires almost no strength to move about.

https://www.fastcap.com/product/speed-skate

WOW, that's interesting and I sure could have used that Speed Dollie a few weeks ago :thumbsup:

woodnthings 05-22-2019 01:51 PM

You are gonna need both .....
 


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