Did you know a plywood carrier can help you get a project done faster by being an extra set of hands? Plywood sheets are typically big and hard to carry, especially by yourself. If you are planning to drag the sheets along the ground, you could end up damaging them as well as destroying the ground or the flooring in the process. Most people do get a few friends to help them with their home improvement projects; however, they may want to get some of the preliminary work done ahead of time. Moving all of the sheets into the room that you are working in before everyone arrives can be very helpful.
Even those who are fairly tool-phobic can relax with these because they are straight forward and easy to use. The most common types allow you to just open their jaws, clamp them onto the sheets, and then tighten the jaws back down, securing the load and allowing you to lift them from the top. The benefit is not only being able to move the plywood much more easily but having that additional “hand” to work with. Using these can also help you to protect your back, neck and lower body from strain and other injuries when you are moving heavy or bulky items.
There is a drawback to these types of tools as well. One such drawback is that they may give you way too much confidence in your lifting ability. If you overload the carrier, it may spring open and you will end up dropping the entire load, potentially damaging your plywood as well as injuring yourself. If you do drop everything, that is an additional time you will have to pick it up and move it, meaning that you are going to be spending more time to accomplish a task that you thought would be faster with the tool that you bought.
To be completely safe, all types have a suggested load limit. For instance, yours might say that fifty pounds is all that it can handle safely. That means that you stop at fifty pounds or less, not that you push it by increasing the weight you are lifting by five or ten pounds. In addition, you need to make sure that it is not going to damage the surface by leaving dents or other imperfections. Most types do have padding on the jaws so that they protect the surface. It is important to make sure that you know how to use the plywood carrier correctly and safely so that your project is not slowed down by damages or by injuries.