A bolt and a 1-in. dowel are all you need to use your flat bar as a simple tool for positioning wallboard.
In the course of my construction projects I have to hang some drywall once in a while, but not often enough to justify investing in a real drywall “kicker”—a lever device made especially for lifting a piece of drywall. Instead, I modified my pry bar as shown in the drawing to do the same task. Through its nail-pulling hole I attached a 3-in. length of 1-in. dia. dowel with a bolt that is countersunk in the dowel. Voila! With just a little toe pressure I can lift a drywall panel 2 in. off the floor with this tool.
Andrew Kirk, Independence, CA
Edited and Illustrated by Charles Miller
From Fine Homebuilding #61