The 5 Best Drywall Construction Stilts [Ranked]
If you need to hang drywall, paint, or otherwise work on an elevated area, you are undoubtedly aware of what a hassle it is to constantly re-position a ladder as you work your way around the room.
For many contractors and DIY-types, purchasing a pair of construction silts can be an efficient way to do some electrical or drywall work, perform painting jobs, or work on drop ceilings, in addition to a variety of other applications.
They're built from heavy-duty but lightweight materials (generally aluminum or magnesium), feature rubber gripping feet that hold you securely in, and Velcro straps to further tighten your feet into place so you you can maneuver around and get the job done without taking a spill.
If you are working with particularly high ceiling areas you'll probably end up using a scissor lift or scaffolding, but for lower-heights (think an adjustable range of between 18" to 30"), drywall construction stilts can be a great option.
Our Top Pick: The Pentagon Tools
- Adjustable heel plates, foot straps with self-locking metal buckles
- Wing bolt design means you can adjust the height without using tools
- Aluminum-design makes them lightweight and strong
- Adjusts in height from 18" to 30"
- 228 lb. weight capacity
- Rubber sole grips prevent slipping while in use
- Dual spring action provides flexibility and ensures that the stilts won't slide out from under you
- Full 1 year warranty
The Pentagon Tools drywall stilts- come in blue, black and red options.
The manufacturers really emphasize the convenience of their adjustable heel plates as well as the self-locking metal buckles that provide an adjustable height from 18" to 30" and a robust 228 lb. load capacity.
Pentagon Tools describes their drywall stilts as being excellent for working on drop ceilings, performing arduous painting jobs, doing electrical work and a host of other applications.
In order to have the best experience with these drywall stilts, one user advised new users to have somebody else help you with them- this extra person can fit them on you properly, adjusting and fine-tuning the fit so that you are effectively balanced. And they can help you to standup- which can be a comical hassle to start.
Another buyer who had especially small feet say that the straps were ineffectual for her- so she ended up purchasing some Velcro to create a tighter fit for her as she used them.
Another minor complaint is that the feet have a tendency to leave black markings on tile floors- so be careful using them in finished homes. Let's take a look at 5 of the best-selling options and see how they compare.
|View Home Depot Prices||Drywall Stilts||Our Rating||Price||Height Range||Weight|
|The Gyp Tool Pro Drywall Stilts||4.1||$||18" - 30"||15.1 pounds|
|The Pentagon Tools Drywall Stilts||4.3||$||18" - 30"||15.5 pounds|
|The Yescom Adjustable Drywall Stilts||4.7||$||24" - 40"||15.5 pounds|
|The SurPro Drywall Stilts||4.9||$$$||24" - 40"||18.2 pounds|
|The Marshalltown Drywall Stilts||3.5||$$$$||18" - 30"||15.4 pounds|