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Grabbers (picker-uppers, grab-nabbers, claws, etc..)

posted Apr 25, 2012, 1:52 PM by Greg Jewett   [ updated Apr 25, 2012, 2:02 PM ]

If you have ever attended a CITO event, then you know that you really do not ever want to pick up trash with your hands.  Some wear gloves, and others use a "grabber" to reduce the amount of contact you would have with the trash and also to save the up, down, and bend-all-around movements!

Here are some "grabbers" that have been found and some PROs and CONs of each.

Product Name
Where you can find it
Typical Cost
URL or website
PRO(s)
CON(s)
Norpro 10200 Long Arm Grabber
(aka Gopher Grabber)
Walmart
Online (see URL)
$5 - $9 ($16)
http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=grabbers&cid=14083356680551102851
Cheap
has suction cups that sometime come off, but can be re-secured with a threaded screw.
Unger 92134 36-Inch Nifty Nabber Pick-Up Tool with Aluminum Handle
Home Depot
Online
$15 - $20        
http://www.amazon.com/Unger-92134-36-Inch-Pick-Up-Aluminum/dp/B0000V0AGS/ref=pd_sim_lg_2 Sturdy and also has a magnet in the claw to help with metal objects.
 
Harbor Freight 24" 2-in-1 Pickup Tool
Harbor Freight Tools
South Austin (N 30 14.125 W 97 47.494)
North Austin (
30.420737,-97.700779)
 $2 - $4
http://www.harborfreight.com/24-inch-2-in-1-pickup-tool-94162.html Cheap

32 In. PikStik Pro Grabber
Home Depot
$25
http://reviews.homedepot.com/1999/202341966/32-in-pikstik-pro-grabber-reviews/reviews.htm
Strong and built to last.

Carex 32" Ultra Grabber Reacher
Walmart
Online (see URL)
 $16-$30 http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=grabbers&cid=10637823714306785193
  has suction cups that sometime come off, but can be re-secured with a threaded screw.