The Hanger-Buddy is built for the professional AND the do-it-yourselfer alike. Built from steel, this tool is job-site tough. Great for using on decks, pole buildings, ceiling joist, floor joist, and anywhere joist hangers are used, the Hanger Buddy will make installing joist hangers faster, easier, and more accurate.
The Hanger-Buddy holds joist hangers in place so they can be fastened to a deck ledger or rim joist, allowing a framer to attach all joist hangers accurately and then drop the joists into place. The Hanger-Buddy is 12 1/2 inches tall and 5 1/2 inches wide, with a 90-degree flange on top that hangs over the top of the beam to which hangers are to be attached. The tool fits all standard joist sizes up to 2x12. A double-joist model also is available. Once the Hanger-Buddy is adjusted for height and width, a framer inserts a joist hanger, hangs the tool on the crossbeam, and attaches the hanger. The tool is made in the U.S.