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Spring is here and the melting snow has uncovered all sorts of nasty roadside trash on the edge of your lawn. Do you really want to bend over and pick the stuff up with your bare hands?  Heck no!  Maybe a pair of over-sized tongs like these Pick-Up Stix from Dramm are the right tool for the job.

Dramm makes their 36″-long Pick-Up Stix in the USA from lightweight yet heavy-duty aluminum.  A comfortable foam grip and flexible integrated spring make these easy to use for long periods of time.  The Pick-Up Stix can pick up large trash like plastic bottles or objects as small as a penny.

You can pick up a Pick-Up Stix from Amazon for $20.  If you throw in another five-dollar tool you can pick up free shipping, too.

Pick-Up Stix [Dramm]
Via Amazon [What’s This?]

 

8 Responses to Five, Six, Pick-Up Stix

  1. Ken says:

    and people wonder how americans get so fat. by ingenuity, I tell you!

  2. kdp says:

    and people wonder how americans are the most productive workers in the world. by ingenuity, I tell you!

  3. paganwonder says:

    These would be great for fishing coals out of the fire to put in the smoker- save a little hair on my arms.

  4. Snork says:

    or you could go to the dollar store and get a gripper and use the other $19 for beer.

  5. David Bryan says:

    I have ankylosing spondylitis, so my spine is fused, and I’ve got arthritis just about everywhere else, so I don’t bend real well, which makes me a kind of connoisseur of grabbers. This looks kind of promising, but I am a big fan of the cheap Chinese ones I get at the 99 cent store. You have to pick through them to get the ones that close right, but I see the same ones in catalogs for almost as much money as this one. The Unger Nifty Grabber is a more heavy duty one you can get at Home Depot, and I like it a lot too. But having seen these, I think I’ll try to make something along these lines. What I carry around in my pocket all the time is a big telescoping magnet, and if I need to pick up something the magnet won’t pick up, I either throw some metal on the ground and sandwich what I’m picking up between that and the magnet, or I put a pair of tweezers (which I carry in my pocket to make up for my bad thumb) on the end of the magnet and try to fork/scoop it up like that. Sometimes when I’m working on something I carry a couple of those magnets in my pocket and use them together, either for more strength or to hook together and pick something up. I have all kinds of fun.

  6. fred says:

    There are certainly cheaper options out there – but we use some old PROTO grabbers :

    http://www.fishertools.com/product/view.php?id=4578

  7. Ken says:

    I’m sorry, but I’ve gotta dispute the most productive thing. if you want to go by the standard definition of “getting the most accomplished”, eg, most parts made, the japanese are most productive. if you want to go by most parts made- total national product- china’s got us beat, hands down. if we want to go to the most advanced definition? germany, switzerland, pretty much all of germanic europe (finland, sweden, norway, denmark, etc).

    no. the american worker is not the most productive. but he is, typically, the most entrepeneurial, and the most innovative- two sets of talents/skills that help us get fat.

    so, in short, americans don’t get stuff done as well as the japanese, as fast as the germans or as much as the chinese, but we figure out what needs to be done, and we don’t waste time doing the wrong thing. usually.

    ingenuity, I tell you!

  8. David Bryan says:

    You just pissed off a bunch of Norwegians.

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