LiftMaster 3800 Residential Jackshaft Garage Door Opener: LiftMaster is a well known name in the garage door opener game. This basic model starts at $275, which is hardly more than a traditional garage door opener at perhaps $100-$200. You can add options such as battery backup, keyless entry, and a keypad. Check out Jay Leno as he talks about his Liftmaster 3800.
Raynor Prodigy Jackshaft RJO Garage Door Opener 3800RGD: $300 gets you a lifetime warranty, remote control, control pad, and a remote light that you can position anywhere in the garage.
ZAP 815RLC Residential Jackshaft Garage Door Opener: This ZAP jackshaft garage door opener is $385 and gives you a host of options for the type of door. A neat safety feature monitors motor current and automatically stops the motor at the limit of travel.
Garage Door J.R. Jackshaft Chain Hoist, 1" Shaft: Prefer to open your garage door by hand without the assist of a motor? For under $90 you can set up a jackshaft chain hoist. Personally, we'd rather spend the extra $200 for a motorized version.
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