The two basic designs of door and board carriers are clamp carriers and base carriers.
Clamp door and board carriers
Clamp door and board carriers work like a clamp with a handle. They clamp onto the edge of a sheet of material and the handle can be used to get a secure grip. Once the material has been moved to where it’s needed, the handle can simply be removed and clamped onto another sheet.
These carriers are designed to clamp the side or top edge of a sheet. This means sheets can be lifted up or pulled horizontally. They come in various sizes and styles, for use with materials of different thicknesses and weights. They can grip at different positions along an edge, for convenient lifting. More than one clamp at a time can be used for heavier items.
Base door and board carriers
Base door and board carriers work by providing a support at the bottom of a sheet and a handle to lift and carry it. They don’t grip like the clamp carriers, so the support might not be as stable. They are usually designed to be used by one person and aren’t as strong as most clamping carriers.