Installing doors just got a step easier
I’ve hung more doors in my day than I care to remember. Lightweight hollow-core doors are easy, but an 8-ft. solid-wood door that weighs more than 100 lb.? That task usually involves a flat bar, shims, something to protect the floor, and—if I’m lucky—an extra pair of hands. The flat bar rarely has enough lift to get the hinges aligned, and if I slide it sideways to maneuver the door into position, I risk scratching the floor.
The DoorJack changes all that. Unlike a flat bar, which you have to raise before slipping into position, the DoorJack is ready to go from its flat-on-the-floor position. The DoorJack also has a steel weight added so that it’s stable on the floor. You can slide it into position with the toe of your boot.
The DoorJack is made from floor-friendly reinforced recycled plastic, but it can still lift a 200-lb. door up to1-3/4 in. with just foot pressure. The tool is 91/2 in. long and weighs less than a finish hammer.
At $20, this reinvention of the lever might seem a bit pricey, but if you hang doors on a regular basis—especially solo—I think you’ll find that the ease and control you get with the DoorJack is well worth the investment.