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Extension Support Rod

Extension Support Rod
Average Customer Rating:
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16 of 19(84%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Extension Support Rod
Review 1 for Extension Support Rod
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Great support rod
7 Oct 2014
By
, Poole
"Bought 4 of these to hold PVC tongue and groove panels to some ceilings while the glue sets off, they are easy to use, quick to adjust and light and come ready assembled, which I wasn't expecting. Perfect for light duty applications."
Review 2 for Extension Support Rod
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great quality product
6 Sep 2014
By
, worcester
"I bought this when on offer, could not beat the price anywhere. Solid good quality props."
Review 3 for Extension Support Rod
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Massive help allaround
4 Jan 2014
By
, Newport, South Wales
"I refurbished my whole house by myself, and there has been so many jobs where I couldn't be without these helpers...drylining, electricals, plumbing, ceilings...Would recommend to everyone if doing alot on your own..."
Review 4 for Extension Support Rod
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Top of The Props!
13 Mar 2013
By
, Kent
"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."
Review 5 for Extension Support Rod
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Very useful for loads of jobs
8 Oct 2012
By
, Surrey
"Amazingly handy for lots of things apart from holding up ceiling sheets.
Seems to be tough. I previously had some flimsy ones from a competitor in this business, and they dented, jammed and came to pieces.
These are solid and reliable."
Review 6 for Extension Support Rod
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Great Product
28 Jun 2011
By
, Hampshire
"Used for boarding out a ceiling on my own - couldn't have done this with out these props. Especially useful when some boarding out a pitched celling (at a 45 degree angle)."
Review 7 for Extension Support Rod
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Usefull tool
27 May 2011
By
, stockport
"If you need a third hand to hold stuff, (not to heavy) in place above you this is what you need, wouldn't be without it. Makes plasterboarding a ceiling easy."
Review 8 for Extension Support Rod
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Extra set of Hands
26 May 2011
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, Stockton
"Brilliant when boarding ceilings, it's like having an extra set of hands, and still fits in the boot of the car."
Review 9 for Extension Support Rod
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Plasterboard support
9 Dec 2008
By
, Stoke City
"Brilliant !!!!!!!
After the initial lift, used two of these to support the 8x4 board and left my colleague to secure whilst prepping the next board."
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 10 for Extension Support Rod
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Great little helper
18 Aug 2008
By
, Paignton
"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.
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review 11 for Extension Support Rod
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Useful props
11 Jul 2014
By
, Bury
"Extremely useful and versatile for when that extra pair of hands are required"
Review 12 for Extension Support Rod
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Extension Support Rod
24 Oct 2012
By
, dartford
"Very good article, Has save a lot of time & effort
suggest buy more than two, as I have already borrowed three make job even easier.
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Review 13 for Extension Support Rod
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Great Product for DIY'er
30 Mar 2012
By
, Berkshire
"Bought two of these to redo a kitchen ceiling. I am sure I could have done it without these but it would have taken twice the time and energy to do so.
A little light weight for heavy usage, but excelent for the DIY'er or anyone who only needs them for light use.
I am sure I will find many more uses for them now I have them."
Review 14 for Extension Support Rod
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SO Handy............
21 Oct 2011
By
, scotland
"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 :-)"
Review 15 for Extension Support Rod
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Extra pair of hands
23 Mar 2009
By
, South Wales
"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.
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 16 for Extension Support Rod
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OK But...............
2 Dec 2008
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, Rasen
"Work very well. However DO NOT put to much pressure on the plastic handles as they are not very strong and break."
Review 17 for Extension Support Rod
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sliding pole!
1 Oct 2013
By
, Biddenham
"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.
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Review 18 for Extension Support Rod
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Props for the shed
19 May 2009
By
, Leeds
"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!"
Review 19 for Extension Support Rod
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extension support rod
6 Jan 2014
By
, Dorset
"Poorly made, flimsy, poor adjustment, no swivel to head just fixed and so almost useless on angled work, yes it does a job and if it were £10.00 cheaper I'd say fine disposable, when it breaks it breaks, the stoppers for the floor end are all loose the plastic handles break easily, mine fell to the floor and snapped.
they are not true telescopic having spring stops at certain sections.
Reduce the price, understand its inferior and will break very quickly then its just about acceptable, but its being passed off as a tool with a price that suggests it is far more superior in quality than it actually is
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