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Extension Support Rod 2Pk

Extension Support Rod 2Pk
Average Customer Rating:
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23 of 23(100%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Forge Steel Extension Support Rod Pack of 2
Review 1 for Forge Steel Extension Support Rod Pack of 2
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Superp props
11-Oct-2014
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, southampton
"I purchased these plasterboard props after having broken about 10 pairs of the mastic gun type pump up props over as many years .
Normally I steer clear of the forge steel brand as it seems a bit DIYer but these props have proved me wrong, they are rock solid and I use them daily for very heavy trade plasterboarding work with some really heavy boards .I feel totally confident working under propped boards and would highly recommend anybody to spend the exra few quid on these rather than the cheaper " mastic gun type"
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Review 2 for Forge Steel Extension Support Rod Pack of 2
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Support Rods
16-Jul-2014
By
, Retford
"I needed to support a lightweight timber roof whilst constructing a potting shed and thought a heavy duty prop or similar would be needed.
I searched Screwfix and found these supports. After reading the reviews (mostly by dryliners) I thought they would be the solution.
They certainly were! Lightweight but perfectly robust enough for the job.
The holes in the upper and lower pads were perfect to fit wider timber plates to spread the load and made the supports even more stable whilst the roof panels were put in position.
For jobs not requiring the use of a heavy duty prop these are spot on. Highly recommended!
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Review 3 for Forge Steel Extension Support Rod Pack of 2
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Needed a hand
03-Jul-2014
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, Gosport
"Had a delivery of 30 sheets of plasterboard and a ceiling to put up 3 metres high these props couldn't have been more useful the twist for fine adjustment is great to, this is a great product and as always wish we had purchased them sooner."
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plasterboard props
06-Jun-2014
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, sarf coast
"Really good quality product, nicely made lightweight supports - a kind of light duty acro. good for re-tensioning suspended ceilings too."
Review 5 for Forge Steel Extension Support Rod Pack of 2
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Amazing piece of kit
06-Apr-2014
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, Hitchin
"I'm always wary of the 'Forge Steel' product range (sorry) but after reading the reviews for this product I thought I'd give them a go.
I had to put up 27 sheets of class 0 (fireproof) plasterboard which is a lot heavier than the regular plasterboard. I cannot recommend these supports highly enough, the quality of these supports is amazing, so easy to use and especially one handed. I'm considering getting enough set they are that good.
Well done Screwfix :)"
Review 6 for Forge Steel Extension Support Rod Pack of 2
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Just great
13-Dec-2013
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, Surrey
"I now have 6 of these, they are very useful. As well as their "advertised use" for supporting plasterboard I've used them as "clamps" for holding skirting/ kitchen upstands etc... in place and with suitable covering, created isolated work areas to keep dust contained while I work.
They are very useful and sturdier than others I've come across . Bought my original 4 about 5 years ago and they're as good now as when I bought them (and they've had a lot of use). Bought another 2 about 2 -3 weeks ago and I think they're just great."
Review 7 for Forge Steel Extension Support Rod Pack of 2
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Really good quality
17-Sep-2013
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, Suffolk
"I've been a carpenter for 15 yrs and these are fantastic bits of kit. They don't feel flimsy and cheap and for £20 each ???? I don't know how they produce them for the money. A must have for every site worker and general diyer"
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Sturdy supports
14-May-2013
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, London
"I bought these to supplement my existing props when putting up long lengths of plaster coving and ceiling plasterboard. The old props rely on a friction grip to lock the height. This can sometimes slip as you are twisting the prop to do the final tightening. These props are much better since they have a positive ratchet mechanism to get close to the desired height which can not slip when you are twisting the prop to get the final required height. They also feel much more robust."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 9 for Forge Steel Extension Support Rod Pack of 2
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Better than others
02-Jan-2013
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, Bucks
"I bought a similar product from another supplier and returned them within a day as the plastic failed in several areas in nomral operation. These although more expensive are far stronger and better made. Well worth the extra money and appear very reliabible."
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Excellent
18-Nov-2012
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, Reading
"Enables me to put up plasterboard ceilings by myself. I've put up three ceilings in my house now using these and they really are excellent. You can loosen them slightly to move the board accurately into place and then they hold the board tightly while you drive the screws in. I put a length of timber between the props and the board to spread the load (I didn't bother securing the timber to the props)"
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Spot on!!!!!!!!!!!!
17-Aug-2012
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, Sheffield
"Started trying to board out the ceiling of a victorian terrace loft - warped rafters, inaccurately set out timber framing, walls running out of square - an absolute nightmare! Bought these out of desperation, having failed with two of us to get the boards accurately cut (each one had to be offered up and marked as everything was that far out) and fixed at any rate. All I can say is I wish I had had them when I started the project as they would have saved so much time and effort. As for the product, I was sceptical about buying FS as most of their stuff is DIY grade, but I was really impressed with the quality of construction and ease of use. They can be flicked out to about the right size and then fine adjusted with the screw thread with one hand. The locking mechanism and all components seem to be very well made and I would have no hesitation buying this product or recommending it."
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not just any pole
01-May-2012
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, kent
"very good pole i used to support a garage roof while cutting a window into the side wall which was supporting the roof beam. very good and better than the photos show."
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An extra pair of hands
16-Apr-2012
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, Cambridge
"Essential equipment when boarding ceilings, far better quality than the other type of support rod that SF sell."
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plasterer
27-Feb-2012
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, Notts
"these two are your best friends when boarding ceilings, no more balancing the board on your head whilst trying to hold a screw and the driver.
only problem ive found is that the metal clasp that interlocks with the prop doesnt last forever. i have had my pair for about a 2 years and the first one went a few months ago and the second has just snapped off today.
despite that i reckon il buy some more as they are easier and quicker to use than the other type on here.
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Props away...
02-Mar-2011
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, Reigate
"I bought these on the strength of the previous reviews and agree 100%. Well made and brilliant for holding things up whilst you fix them. When I think back to all the things I've struggled with over the years....
4 stars for performance only because it can be a little fiddly to set the ratchet and tighten them up to hold your piece in place - but I'd still recommend them 110%
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Top quality!
17-Oct-2010
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, london
"A seriously well made piece of kit which a photograph alone does not do justice. Highly recommended for supporting plasterboard etc."
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Support in amazing dimensions
01-Oct-2010
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, Reading
"These have to be one of the most versatile, and underrated tools you can buy.
The build quality is good and there are two of them which is about the number you'd need for most things.
Every urban household should have a pair of them alongside other essentials like a mig welder and air compressor.
In extreme cirumstances they could even be pressed into service as ad hoc Kettukari for personal protection.
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Useful product
06-Jan-2010
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, Essex
"You get a pair of these which is adequete for holding up a sheet of plaster board while you get ready to screw it in position.
Not the sort of thing I use every day but handy to have in the van for when I do.
A nice touch is the fact that the swivel feet are mounted on threads that are clockwise one end and anticlock wise the other. This means that by rotating the prop you can increase or decrease the pressure to a very fine degree.
For greater movement the ratchet is easy to use.
The swivel feet also have holes in allowing you to screw a larger piece of wood to them if you wanted to increase the surface area.
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jaguar
16-Mar-2009
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, Hertfordshire
"A very good appliance to have at home it has 101 different applications one of my better buys I have reccomended it to friends"
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Useful piece of kit
02-Oct-2014
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, Gosport
"Very easy to use, can be tensioned one-handed simply by twisting the rod, seem nice & sturdy with nice rubbery non-slip feet. No instructions provided, but only took a minute to work out how they operate - if you can't work out how to use them, you probably shouldn't be doing anything that you would need to use them for!!"
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