Board Bender Board Straightener by Stanley
This is another simple, elegantly designed and well made tool.
The Board Bender uses a joist gripper which fits a standard 2" joist width. It doesn't fit multiple laminated joists.
You just lift up the arm and swivel it back towards you and the deck board is pulled into line.
Although they claim it can be used hands free, the comments I found suggested folks found this a bit tricky.
There is a fair amount of leverage on the hinge bolt but if that
ever caused a problem you could easily replace it with a higher grade
There are no other accessories offered and that is why it is limited to a simple task of pulling boards only.
This is a bare bones type of tool. Very focused on the specific task. If this is all you need then it's a great deal at only $53. It also fits into a tool box nicely.
The comments I found were overall positive. The people that used it really liked it and Stanley has a great reputation for quality.
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