The T-JAK multipurpose tool offers a helping hand to lift and hold heavy, awkward loads such as kitchen cabinets, drywall, or rafters. Using a quick-release knob, it adjusts from 10 feet to 15 feet to raise and hold objects weighing up to 400 pounds. An optional U-Support tool allows users to lift non-flat items such as pipes and ducts.  Cost: $89.95. Patterson Avenue Tool Co. 800-662-3557.