Hardwood Wrench Board Straightener by Ipe Deck Clip Company
This is a beautiful finely made tool for a very specific task of straightening the toughest of wood boards on the planet. Ipe is like concrete. And this tool is designed for the strength needed.
It needs open joists but can easily adapt to various sizes.
The joist pins come in a knurled or smooth variation for grip or so it doesn't mark up any joists that are intended to be visible after installation.
It can lock for hands free work and the cam is designed for very precise movements to get the board right.
You can use it to push or pull and straighten boards close to a wall.
No doubt that this is a high quality tool and you get what you pay
for. It's probably best suited for the professional who is doing a lot
of work with hardwoods.
It's not designed to work with T&G boards or sheathing yet but I think it could be adapted if they wanted to.
Overall a very specialized tool with a higher price tag but exceptionally well made. If you know this is your line of work then this tool would be a great investment. Learn More...
MSRP - $200
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