"These are such a handy tool. I have fitted so many ceilings over the years with the help of a labourer holding up the boards with me however these do not moan or get arm aches!
Once you get the knack of these you could put up a ceiling on you own using the smaller boards. I still recommend a two man team for the full size boards but these make the job much quicker and easier. They are well made and good for the job."
"A pair of hands, great for supporting the lighter weight stuff like rafters when installing a velux type window, or ceiling joists when fitting a loft hatch and so on. Good for plasterboard, propping heads under lintols and so on. Light and easy to use, down side is the location sprigs brake easily if overloaded (that will be mis use)but can be rotated so all is not lost. Also the rubber bung at the foot tends to fall out easily, so if you find a black rubber thing in the van or on the job, it probably belongs to the prop. So much lighter than acrows for jobs which dont need acrows but need adjustable support."
"These made boarding my ceiling a breeze, I couldn't have done without them (well not without three extra pairs of hands anyway), I've since used them for so much more...
Looking at some previous reviews, used within their limits they are terrific, if you have to put more than an average squeeze on the handles go and get the acro props out as you're using these outwith their limits :-)"
"It's surprising what unexpected uses you can put a tool to one you've bought it. It's obvious use is for putting up ceiings and it's excellent for that (you really need two). Another use I found was for suspending a plumb bob to strike out floor and ceiling chalk lines for plasterboard walls. I will soon be tiling a small 1.6 metre square wetroom and I am hoping that these props can be used in a horizontal plain to secure tiling battens without screwing or nailing into carefully tanked walls. The one thing this product lacks is stabilising feet but it still works well inspite of this. The plastic handles could be more robust but it would take a fairly hefty thump to break them."
"I have 2 others purchased from a shop in France that were lower in price, better quality and had more stable pads at both ends that did not slip. This pole has only one pad and you cannot use it for a variety of jobs eg. supporting coving as it slips, supporting large plaster boards at one end as again they would slip. so I will be returning mine."
"I bought a pair of these for my plasterboard lifting and due to the friction design, they dont last long, the grip wears out quickly. One still works though. The ally pins arent so strong either and all the rubber pads fell off in the first week. I wish id have bought the ratchet versions, which the dont seem to stock any longer. If you are a DIYer, they may serve their purpose of sitting in the shed for most of their lives! -Buy a proper plasterboard lifter!"