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Shop Tip #139
© Frank Ford 2005; Photo by FF

You'll make easy work of picking things off high hanging supports if you make a simple hook grabber. Mine is about 3 feet long and is merely a piece of 1/4" steel rod mounted in a piece of old broomstick for a handle. The nether end is a hook that's about bent at about ninety degrees so I can lift coils of stuff that I have hanging overhead. Unlike going to grab a stool or ladder, this hook makes it as easy to reach high stuff as if I were eight feet tall.