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Old 09-22-2015, 06:17 PM   #1
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What Do You Call It?

It's really hard to search for something online when you don't know what to call it.

It's a tool you use to reach and grasp something. It has a squeeze grip and an extension with a pincer gripper thingy on the end. You squeeze and the pincer closes on the item you want to grab.
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Old 09-22-2015, 06:21 PM   #2
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I've heard it called a "reacher." We have a couple in the house. They're pretty handy.

Check out this link, Andy. If you have a Harbor Freight store near you, they have them, too.
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Old 09-22-2015, 06:24 PM   #3
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I've heard it called a "reacher." We have a couple in the house. They're pretty handy.
That did it, Katie. Thanks.
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Old 09-22-2015, 06:28 PM   #4
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Thanks Katie. I'm looking right now.
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I just bought myself one of those on Amazon. I found it by going to Amazon.com and searching for a grabber.
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I call them pillstrom tongs and my experience with them has been dealing with very agile venomous snakes.
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Old 09-22-2015, 08:32 PM   #7
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Andy, I just looked at them at Harbor Freight and they had them for $1.99. Pretty inexpensive.

My best friend just had double cataract surgery and couldn't bend over or lift much. She bought a couple at Harbor Freight to keep at both ends of her house.

I have had one for years that I use to get seldom-used items off the upper shelves of the pantry and in our closets. They're darn handy little gadgets.
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I use big tongs with rubber grips, which are used for bacon.
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