Rated 4 out of
Simple and effective
Does the job surprisingly well, but as it's short can be a bit tricky to get on the board without damaging the corners of the sheet, and likewise I did also damage the middle edge on one in pulling the handle up when it had slipped over. However a bit of planning and store your boards on some 2 by 4's and you'll be good.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of
Good piece of kit
Roughneck tools are always well made, this saves so much and makes carrying any type of large sheet material a lot easier. A+++
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 5 out of
Must have for moving boards
I had bought this ahead of ordering 8'x4' sheets of plasterboard to make life easier moving them into the relevant room. I was so glad to have it because the merchant refused to enter my property and dropped the pallet at the end of my long driveway. I had to physically carry each sheet up the drive into my garage. This made that task so much easier and quicker. Would definitely recommend this to anyone moving any sheet materials.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of
A life changer. . . possibly.
Money saved on pain killers and trips to the chiropractor will see this revelation paid for within 15 minutes.
Thought I'd give it a whirl with the prospect of having to shift 125 8x4 12.5mm + 25mm kingspan plasterboards on my lone-some no longer being in the realm of my sweat drenched nightmares, but an actual and very real reality . . . .
Handed over my cash, was given the handle, squinted at its super-bright orange attributes, got to site, opened it up and off I went. . . .
Now don't get me wrong, after shifting one hundred and twenty five plasterboards (40 of them fire-rated, so heavier) my skeleton was, and still is, smashed and twisted beyond recognition and I'm positive an x-ray would resemble an old, tortured tree. . . .but . . . . .it would have been much worse without this bright orange beauty.
Simple to use, it takes the lift out of lifting, and makes the whole process much more comfortable.
So impressed was I with this device I decided to throw a plasterboard carrying party. I ordered a stack of 12.5mm 8x4's, got some nibbles, blew up some balloons, and turned up the Barry Manilow good and loud.
Did I care that not a single invited guest turned up? Not at all! More for me to carry, and carry them I did, high on the Manilow and the rush of endorphines this little device offers. . . . . Into the early hours I wandered the streets, just me and my boards, until finally, I was escorted home by the authorities.
My love for the handle grew! Television is a thing of the past. Friends? Well, I have them, but don't need them any more. . . . .
Any excuse to use it, I'm there. A trip to the pub: No problem. Off we skip down the local, Roughneck and plasterboard in one hand, and a crisp fruity cold one in the other.
Supermarket shop: That's where you'll find me, down the fruit and veg isle with an 8x4 and a smile.
That latest blockbuster movie won't be the only talk of the town when you hit the red carpet with your Roughneck Plasterboard Carrier and fire-rated 8x4. All eyes will be on you and not the silver screen as the lights dim. And you'll know, with all confidence, the rest of the audience will lament, "If only we had a Roughneck Plasterboard Carrier, we could have brought our plasterboards too. We live as fools."
5 Stars for features on mine because I glued on a microwave oven and 55 inch Ultra HD 3D curved tv. Perfect for those lunch breaks.
All thanks to this little beauty.
Dreams can come true.
A quick word of advice: If you decide to take a dip in the local pool with your Roughneck Plasterboard Carrier and board of choice, be sure it's Aquapanel or other cement based particle board. That was a costly mistake on my part . . . . .
As a final note: my other half actually came to my plasterboard carrying party. Firstly because her girl's night out had been cancelled, and secondly, out of pity. She told me not to tell a single soul . . .
Date published: 2016-07-18