07:52AM | 12/20/04
Member Since: 09/01/03
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I do a lot of home remodeling work and there are times when a helper would make the project a lot easier (like when I mount cabinets on the wall), but none of my friends are available. I just saw a tool called the "3rd Hand" by FastCap that seems like it would be useful for these situations. I know ads can be deceiving so I'm hoping someone here has some experience with it and can give me a recommendation. Thanks in advance!


08:26AM | 12/20/04
Member Since: 06/06/03
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Interesting! I was just doing some web searches and checking it out.

No I don't have first-hand (pun not intended--yeah right!) knowledge of it. I don't hang cabinets all that often--so I wouldn't buy a specialized tool for this. I definitely have been known to improvise methods...including using cut 1x4s to hold cabinets up temporarily. Definitely not a perfect method--as I often have to "shim" below the stick to get the proper height.

I guess it depends how much cabinet hanging you do.

As for other suggested uses for this tool--such as spreading cabinets a bit--for this I'd cut another "1-by" slightly larger than the opening then use "foot power" to do the spreading.

If you do LOTS of cabinet lifting, perhaps the tool is worth it. I don't, personally, think I'll be buying one though. I guess I'm too cheap--or there are other things higher on my priority list...

Good luck; Hopefully you'll get a "real" response to your question. If you acquire please post a reply and tell us how you like it!


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