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The Gorilla Gripper is manufactured for panels — drywall, plywood, MDF, melamine or any materials that have flat edges on both sides. The minimum material thickness is 3/8" and the maximum is 1-1/8"; the gripper was originally designed for sheets of 3/4" plywood.

“So if you are lifting 200 lbs.; that is just an enormous amount of pressure on that 200 lb. sheet. The average 4x8 sheet of 3/4" plywood is probably about 45 to 50 lbs. It doesn’t let go until you lower the handle. That’s why we say it should be on your left side or your right side, but not carried over the back because if you start carrying it over the back and you start pulling down on the handle that is curved forward, that will release the plate. n

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10C Technologies, 14285 Midway Road, Suite 125, Addison, TX 75001. Tel: 972-385-2486. www.10ctech.com
Bossmate, 1919 Rossville Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37408. Tel: 800-651-6904. www.bossmate.net
DeWalt, 701 E. Joppa Road, TW395, Towson, MD 21286. Tel: 800-433-9258. www.dewalt.com
Empire Level Mfg. Corp., 929 Empire Dr., P.O. Box 800, Mukwonago, WI 53149. Tel: 800-558-0722. www.empirelevel.com
General Tools & Instruments, 80 White St., New York, NY 10013-3567. Tel: 800-697-8665. www.generaltools.com
Jet Tools, WMH Tool Group, 427 Sanford Road, LaVergne, TN 37086. Tel: 800-274-6848. www.jettools.com
Landon Innovations, 11968 Challenger Ct., Moorpark, CA 93021-7119. Tel: 805-523-1800. www.gorillagripper.com
SLK Development Group, 5101 Gorgas Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55424. Tel: 866-930-5203. www.levelbest2.com
Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association, P.O. Box 44, Elm Grove, WI 53122. Tel: 800-352-2981. www.stafda.org
Stanley-Bostitch, Stanley Fastening Systems L.P., Briggs Dr., East Greenwich, RI 02818. Tel: 800-556-6696. www.bostitch.com