Grabber/Reacher Tool Choices

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What grabber/reacher tools do Edhatters recommend for use in the home? There are various sizes, 26" and 32" handles. The 32” of added reach helps pick-up items from the top shelf (paper towels or cereal box), or behind furniture. Helps avoid stepping stool. Are there handles that are easier to use? What kind of rubber grabber jaw makes it easy to pick up slightly heavier items? Can someone describe the choices and recommendations?

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a-1571157642 Jul 07, 2017 04:51 PM
Grabber/Reacher Tool Choices

There’s a “rubber jaw” grabber that can pick up heavier items like books, magazines, phones. One type has a built in LED light in the grabber so you can see what you’re trying to pick up when the light is dim (say, between the washer/dryer). I think it’s called a BirdRock Home Grabber, and it’s a 32” light weight aluminum design.

Ahchooo Jul 07, 2017 03:36 PM
Grabber/Reacher Tool Choices

I have one with "suction cups" on the tips of the grabber. It's designed so you can reach and replace old style light bulbs. I've never used it for that, but it works fine for other things. It's really good for picking up fallen apricots and peaches out by my fruit trees. It can only be used on lightweight items. It might help you pick up a paperback book, but a medium-sized hardback would slip out of its grip.

edwardchapeau Jul 07, 2017 01:31 PM
Grabber/Reacher Tool Choices

Grabbers are great; they let you reach high _and_ low. Make sure it has a one-hand locking mechanism (button or clasp). That allows you to change hands as you bring it towards you.

shorebird Jul 07, 2017 01:05 PM
Grabber/Reacher Tool Choices

I got one from the 99 cents store. I don't recommend it. Kinda flimsy and hard to open and close. Good luck.

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