|Review by cam1297||posted 07-06-2011 11:21 PM||3456 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
I held out for a long time before I dropped the $50 to buy the Gorilla Gripper. It says it will grip and carry sheet goods from 3/8 to 1 1/8 inch thick. I could not get it to hold and carry 1/2 inch thick drywall without it sliding off. It was also difficult to adjust the gripping faces to hold the sheets. I was trying to carry the new ultra light drywall. It was easier to carry the panels myself than it was with the gorilla gripper. On the website, it shows the gripper being used to carry drywall, so maybe I was doing something wrong. I decided to test it on some 3/4 osb. It was about a half sheet scrap, and the gripper clamped down and carried it like a champ. I next tested it on a half sheet of 1/2 inch hardboard. Again, it worked great. I was surprised since I thought since the hardboard is slick like the drywall. I would have given the gripper 3.5 stars if there was a half star rating system. I’m sure with a little learning curve, it will be a useful tool to carry sheet goods.