An Easy, Better and Affordable Way to Hang Drywall
Warning ! Read and Understand All Instructions !
General Safety Rules
Warning: Read and understand all Instructions! Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in serious injury
to self or other:
Work Area: Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered benches, boxes, tools, equipment, cords, and dark areas invite accidents. Keep children, bystanders and animals a minimum of 30 feet from the work area.
Do Not Overeach: Keep proper footing and balances at all times and do not lift more drywall than can be easily managed to rest and keep rested on the Hanger's Edge Tools. Keep a constant pushing pressure on the drywall towards the Hanger's Edge tools until the drywall is lifted to the framing and secured in place. One person for every 4 - 6 feet of drywall lifted is recommended.
Tools Use and Care: Use Vice Grip 6R/6"/0-2" adjustment, 1 1/2" throat depth clamp with the regular penetrating rounded ends. Set clamp with enough pressure to secure the Hanger's Edge by pressing into the joist or stud so as to support a minimum 100 lb pull. Clamp must be secured as illustrated, utilizing the full throat depth. Clamp must be placed tight to the bottom and next to the back wall of the Hanger's Edge. Use one Hanger's Edge for every four foot length of drywall. When drywall is hung higher than 10 feet, secure Hanger's Edge with minimum of two 1 1/4" drywall screws with minimum of 3/4" penetration into the framing member.
Use minimum of 2 Hanger's Edges for 8' length drywall or one Hanger's Edge for every 4' length. An extra Hanger's Edge could be used as a support end stop to the end placement of the drywall.
For fast and consistent measurements use a trim piece of drywall to measure 4 feet away from the wall or from an adjacent sheet of drywall.
Align sight slot edge with marking on joist. This alignment allows 1/4" play for the drywall to fit in place. Clamp locking pliers tight and snug to the Hanger's Edge and joist as illustrated below, with enough pressure on the clamp to support a 100 lb pull.
Straight Up View Angle View Showing 1/4" Play
For Hands Free Positioning
Secure rotating blocks through adjacent hung drywall with minimum 3/4" screw penetration into joist. When the drywall being raised snaps into place, rotate wood blocks to secure a hands free placement.
The wood blocks provided have a special cut to fit around the top framing plate for a hands free application on the first row of drywall. Simply push the rotating wood block up tightly next to the top framing plate and next to a wood stud, then screw attach to the stud through the bottom drilled out hole. Rotate the wood block down until the lifted drywall clears the block and is in place on the ceiling to be secured.
The Hanger's Edge can also be used to support a ceiling board next to a framed wall, as well as a two foot 1 x 3 " board that is attached with a screw in the middle of the board for rotation.
When drywall is hung parallel with the framing or when hung higher than 10 feet, secure the Hanger's Edge with drywall screws set a minimum of 3/4" into the joist.
Convenient window slot is for clamping the Hanger's Edge to a metal framing member. Clamp must be clamped tight to the resistance of any slippage.
The Hanger's Edge can be used on wall framing to secure and adjust to a tight fit of the drywall against the ceiling line.
On a sloped ceiling, hang drywall working from the top of the ceiling downward. Secure the Hanger's Edge with two 1 1/4" min. long drywall screws.
The Hanger's Edge can also be modified by cutting off the top flanges with a hack saw, coping saw or Dremel tool. Go to hangersedge.com for a video demonstration on "How to modify your Hanger's Edge", make a request or order a single Hanger's Edge Tool.
General Terms and Conditions:
The Hanger's Edge LLC will not be held responsible for any droppped board or job site accidents. It is the sole responsibily of the installer to make sure the work area is clear and safe, and for the safety of handling and installation of the drywall.