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Unless you’ve been bitten by a radio-active arachnid (and your buddies call you “spidey”) an Anver’s hand suction cup is the way to go when changing a glass windshield without cracking it. 

Hand suction cups like the Anver’s operate by either lever or pump action.  After you press the cups onto a non-porous surface, you squeeze the levers together and the rubber pads clamp themselves securely to the surface by vacuum force.  To release the suction, just flip back the levers. 

It’s not an uber-cool web that shoots from your wrist but then again you don’t have to wear a spandex body suit to use one either.

The large grip and two cup design gives you control and balance over the object which are good things to have when handling glass.  We’ve seen more than a few pros use them for a quick change out of auto glass; now we know why.

Street pricing starts at around $40.

Hand Suction Cup [Anver]
Street Pricing [Froogle]

 

2 Responses to Finds: Hand Suction Cup

  1. Brad Huffman says:

    Saw some of these used on DIY’s Bathroom Renovations show. They were setting in a granite bathroom counter top that for some reason had not had the holes for the sinks completely cut out yet. They started the cuts with an angle grinder, and prior to completion, set an aluminum beam across the hole. Attached these to the top straddling the beam, and completed the cut. Kept the cutout from falling into the cabinet. Neat idea.

  2. Henry says:

    These things are a godsend in my biz which is museum installation.
    Anything from big German glass design installations at the National Building Museum to Japanese scrolls at the Sackler Gallery behind 15′ plexi are handled professionally. We would recommend the hinged ones which work for both flat and curved surfaces. Next to our $10 neon plastic levels, these at around $50 each are exeptionally cheap for how important they are in museums we service.

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