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Our pick of 5 cool tools to help with your next door installation.
Below are 5 of the most ingenious tools we’ve seen when it comes to door installation. Take a quick look below to see if you could use any of these!
#1. Winbag™ USA
The Winbag is a cool tool that acts as a reusable, inflatable shim. You simply insert it in-between the components you wish to shim and then as Arnold would say, you “Pump it Up!” The Winbag has an impressive shimming range from 3/32″ – 2″ and can lift up to 300lbs. Retailing for around $20, we think this is a must have for any handyman’s tool bag. Learn more at Winbag™ USA
#2. Heavy Duty Vacuum Cups
These are great for getting a grip on heavy door slabs that would otherwise be difficult to handle. Basically a strong suction cup with a handle, these clever cups come in 8″ – 10″ sizes and can lift from 100lbs all the way up to 300lbs securely. Depending on what you want to spend, you can find a good selection of vacuum cups ranging from $40 up to $100 at WGS Online
#3. The Hinge Tweaker™
Over time, heavy doors tend to sag and need some adjusting, this company has come up with a unique solution that almost anyone can tackle. By “tweaking” the hinges back and forth, you can easily adjust them back to their original position. Your commercial doors will thank you and for less than $85 you can get them swinging like brand new! Learn more about this cool tool at the Hinge Tweaker™ website
#4. OEM Door Levels
Designed to be used by door manufacturers, these recyclable levels & spacers attach to the door slab to set the proper spacing between the door and its frame. Made from a spongy material, they act as a shock absorber during transportation of the door and the built-in levels are slick during its installation. For right around $2, door manufactures should be providing these with their higher end units. Learn more at JENTRA™ OEM Door Levels
#5. Trim Gauge™
For those of us who are perfectionists, the Trim Gauge can be a best friend when it comes to getting the perfect reveal on your next trim installation. Designed to set the spacing between the trim and the door frame, for less than $30 you can keep all of your trim jobs spot on. Get yours at the Trim Guage™ website
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