During the construction process, drywall panel installation is a task that requires great effort and skill. This task is especially susceptible to awkward body postures such as trunk flexion. The drywall panel installation task also exposes workers to risk factors such as laddering, bucketing, and improper foot support. The present invention provides an ergonomic solution for the drywall panel installation task, which eliminates many of these risk factors. It also reduces labor costs.
Drywall panel installation is typically performed on walls or ceilings. Two installers usually lift the panel to the ceiling or wall, while another installer applies the fastening. One worker holds the panel to the ceiling or wall and the other worker uses a screw gun to attach the panel. The drywall panel installation tool 10 of the present invention enables efficient panel alignment, eliminating the risk of improper installation. The tool also eliminates the load problem associated with trailing edges.
Drywall panel installation tool 10 is a rigid aluminum structure with a flange or lip 13 that abuts against the edge of the drywall panel during installation. It has a length that is shorter than the panel width and a width that is wider than the panel width. This allows for temporary attachment of the drywall panel edge. The flange 13 is also configured with a right angle orientation. It locates holes 12 in the panel relative to the edge when the tool is used. The flange 13 also provides engagement for the trailing edge of the curved drywall panel.
The drywall panel installation tool 10 of the present invention is designed to provide engagement for the trailing edge of the curved drywall panel, which allows for efficient panel alignment. It also eliminates the trailing edge load problem associated with curved panels.
In addition to the engagement of the trailing edge of the curved drywall panel, the tool also provides a flush surface for the panel. This flush surface ensures that the drywall panel surface is flush with all the studs in the wall. It also eliminates the risk of edge core fissures. The tool also provides even force for the trailing edge of the curved drywall panel, eliminating stresses on the edge when the fasteners are applied.
Drywall panel installation tool 10 also provides engagement for the trailing edge of curved drywall panel on a wall surface. This engagement can be achieved without presoaking or pre-sanding the curved surface. The drywall panel installation tool can also form curved wall and ceiling surfaces. For more details on drywall repair and installation visit https://www.stpetehandyman.net/.