Ladders get you up to one small work area at a time. Work platforms and scaffolds provide for far better maneuverability and range of motion. Some have wheels for quicker adjustment.
Drywall stilts are exactly what they sound like – stilts that make it easier to hang drywall at taller heights. And they make sense, too. For hanging or finishing drywall, where you might only spend a small time working at each area, a ladder will slow things down.
Mobile platforms might work better, but the ones with wheels are quite large, and might not be appropriate for certain work environments, such as residential.
Pentagon Tools seems to be a popular brand. Their drywall stilts – several sizes are available – are made from aluminum and are height-adjustable. They have rubber soles and springs to “allow flexibility and prevent from sliding.”
Their stilts, at least the ones I’ve seen, have a 228 lb weight capacity. Their website doesn’t mention load capacities, but all the ones I’ve seen on retailers’ product pages mention the 228 lb rating.
Pentagon Tools’ drywall stilts come in different colors, perhaps so that you could have different sizes for different tasks.
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I’ve never used drywall stilts before, but I can definitely see the potential benefits. I’ve seen these for sale before, never in use.
If you work with drywall, what do you think about these stilts? Are they as useful as they look to be?