The Gorilla Gripper is a unique construction hand tool that allows one person to carry heavy sheet goods such as plywood, drywall, particleboard, MDF, Melamine, doors and sheet metal, from the top, with the greatest of ease and with much less strain and greatly reduced risk of injury to the back, neck, shoulders, arms & hands!
The Gripper works by self-clamping onto the top of the panel, creating a sturdy temporary handle for the person who is carrying it. It allows the user to lift and move such materials with one arm and a straight back, eliminating the requirement of bending over to get under the bottom, thus avoiding the torqued back and the aches and pains that are far too familiar to construction workers and do-it-yourselfers.
Gorilla Grippers are made in the USA, very ruggedly built and virtually indestructible. There are rubber gripping pads on both plates that protect the surfaces of the drywall, plywood or other sheet materials and panels from being damaged or marred.
- The General Purpose Gorilla Gripper 'GP' #718-0458 has a gripping range from ZERO to 3/4" . It is perfect for use with plywood and drywall up to 3/4" as well as the thinnest sheet metal...and everything in between. It will also grip the top edge of large bags of dog food, cat food, bird seed, topsoil, fertilizer, gravel, bark, etc., and is ideal for carrying or dragging rubber mats and horse stall mats.
- The Gorilla Gripper Contractor #718-0460 has a gripping range from 3/8" to 1-1/8". It's the original Gorilla Gripper and the appropriate Gripper when working with plywood sheets and other panels up to 1-1/8" thickness, such as sub-flooring and double-sheets of drywall. It is also ideal for gripping and dragging large mats as thick as 1-1/4 inches.
- The Gorilla 'Door' Gripper #718-0462, with a gripping range from 1-1/4" to 2", is designed for use with doors as well as other thick materials such as marble and granite panels and counter tops and wood table tops up to or slightly over two inches in thickness. It is also ideal for carrying 1-1/2 to 2 inch thick.
- The Gorilla 'Advantage' Gripper #718-0464, is rugged and functional, but even lower-priced. Its gripping plates are made of an extremely durable Glass-Filled Nylon Polymer, lined with rubberized non-marring gripping pads. A lower-cost version of the Gorilla Gripper 'GP', accommodating all sheet goods and panels from paper-thin to a full 3/4 inch. You'll be impressed...you'll save money.your back and body will thank you!