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Crank For Framing
Invented by a framer from little more than a truck's chain load binder, this tool has spiked steel plates on each end that you can hammer quickly onto separated wood frame sections. You then crank the ratchet handle, like a come-along, for powerful pulling action that will draw together even warped or bowed walls, joists, girders, and any other out-of-line framing members. One man can do the entire operation unaided, according to the manufacturer. Price: $70. 570-223-0527. www.woodratchet.com