I’ve been looking for a solution to help me move around smooth granite tiles while installing them. The Anver Hand Suction Cup that we reviewed previously might work, but I’m way too Toolmonger-cheap to spend $40 for it. But these mini-suction cup handles from Hawk might do the trick. They’re small (at 2-1/4”), but they’re strong enough to hang on to 50 pounds of tile or glass.
I want to be able to use the suction cup on a tile that’s already stuck onto the mortar if I need to reposition them — or put a bit more thinset underneath, etc. To pick up the tile I would just squeeze the handle to create the suction, and then when I spread the handles apart, they would release.
They cups are made of natural rubber, with molded ABS handles, so they should last a while — assuming I don’t get mortar all over them. They claim that you can use them to pull dents from sheet metal as well, so I might need to give that a try before taking my ride to the paintless dent removal guy.
And considering that these street for just $6, I can’t go wrong. Oh — and that’s $6 for not one, but two suction cup handles.