Thread: Drywall Hooks

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    Default Drywall Hooks

    Does your dept. carry this tool? If so, is it useful? Worth having or just a waste of space? If you have any experience, please let me know your thoughts.

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    They work really well.

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    Thumbs up Dry wall hooks

    Love 'em. We have them in 8' and 4' lengths. 4' ones have "D" handles. I will take one of them over a pike pole in ALMOST all instances on the interior.
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    Well worth the money! Get a couple and you will see its far better than a pike pole.
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    Great tool, especially if the drywall is wet. They allow you to get a good bite of the wall and pull it out instead of just making thin cuts like the pike pole.
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    Definitly worth their weight in gold. Makes the job alot easier.

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    What's a Pike Pole?

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    We have a couple of dry rock hooks......they are amazing, especially when the sheet rock is wet.. However they take a little more work if you are using them on lath and plaster walls. Very useful I highly recommend.......... And "What is a Pike Pole?" lol

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    Originally posted by E229Lt
    What's a Pike Pole?
    I believe we covered this earlier... When I visited.

    Youse guys call them hooks. (Said with a thick Brooklyn accent)



    But here is an honest question for you.
    How do you designate between the types of hooks?
    Here we say pike pole we mean this:



    When people say hook they mean this:

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