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Old 04-07-2006, 07:45 PM  
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I've thought about learning to use drywall stilts to cut cut-in time? Does anyone do that here? Is it worth it?
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Old 04-07-2006, 08:00 PM  
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Yeaper, I currently don't have a pair but had many, just watch the 5 gal buckets and cords.

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Good idea
I'm pretty quick with my 2-step step though
Still....I'd have to save me something
Hmmmm....
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Wanna run with the big dogs? just remember time is money, learn to use em!
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They definitely cut some time, but check your insurance policies, some i believe won't cover injuries suffered when on stilts. I have a pair, and i use them occasionally, pretty easy to get the hang of too.
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I use stilts for drywall and painting and it saves a lot of time. The one draw back though is your feet get real tired after a couple hours or more. I also like using a four foot perry scafold if the job site is pretty clean.
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4 foot perry is the way to go, stilts are good for high but not low. If it was possible to adjust your size from midget to giant would be best option.
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Bringing up an old thread, but those perry scaffolds. You can't move around while on it can you? Or are you climbing up and down them like a lader?
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have em, love em. but any more its just as easy on 9' or 8'its easier to walk a bucket or two
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If your using them to paint wouldn't it be easier to use a step ladder? When I cut a room in I start at one corner and as I go around the room I cut the ceilings and then around windows or doors and then do the baseboards then move the ladder then repete, so by the time I get back to the starting point the whole room is cut in. Now if your doing all high work then they would work great, but would be a pain to do baseboards.
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A great thing for the small sets of scaffolding is a crawler. Mounts to most Backer style scaffolding and runs with most cordless drills.

.crawlerproducts.com/site/scaffold/scaffold_overview.htm
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If your using them to paint wouldn't it be easier to use a step ladder? When I cut a room in I start at one corner and as I go around the room I cut the ceilings and then around windows or doors and then do the baseboards then move the ladder then repete, so by the time I get back to the starting point the whole room is cut in. Now if your doing all high work then they would work great, but would be a pain to do baseboards.
The more i think about it your right, but with scaffodling I cover more ground and do the baseboard once done, and less moving the ladder and climbing back up.

Check this one out.

http://www.amazon.com/Bil-Jax-0063-0.../dp/B0000224M8
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Yeaper, I currently don't have a pair but had many, just watch the 5 gal buckets and cords.

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and watch out for windows...

tripped once in '86 and almost fell into (and through) a 2nd floor window...
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and watch out for windows...

tripped once in '86 and almost fell into (and through) a 2nd floor window...
Awesome, I would have loved to see that, as long as youweren't seriously hurt of course.
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I could watch this all day... Thanks for the Crawler tip!http://www.crawlerproducts.com/site/home/home.htm
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I could watch this all day... Thanks for the Crawler tip!http://www.crawlerproducts.com/site/home/home.htm
I just checked out that link...that is the kewlest gadget!
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I couldn't work with out my mini scaffold. I can cover an entire room with mud and be half way down the hallway without getting down off of it. And it carries your mud and tools, with stilts that's difficult. Just got to get used to it and you can roll that thing anywhere.
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My guys don't use them to much for hanging or finishing, but they use them alot to install acoustical ceilings, I can't stress enough how much time it saves!

Before I went into business I used them all the time, just like all the other mechanics did. They save alot of time and production goes faster.
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how much are one of those scaffold crawlers? I went to the website and they say they are sold by authorized dealers but the dealer locate page is broken.
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