This nifty yet simple jig aims to take the frustration out of hanging joist hangers. It allows framers to accurately install hangers on layout then drop joists into place. At 12-1/2 inches tall and 5-1/2 inches wide the jig accommodates all standard joist hanger sizes up to 2x12. A flange on top of the tool hangs on the ledger or beam to which joists are to be attached while holding a joist hanger in place. A removable pin and bold hold the joist hanger at the right height and width while a framer nails it off. The tool is made in the U.S. and sells for $40. Hanger-Buddy, 208.661.1938,