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4-Claw and Magnetic Pick-up Retrieval Tools

Eliminate the frustration and struggle of recovering items in tight spots. For any object that has fallen…gotten stuck behind…or under a very confined area, you will be greatly aided with a compact grabber tool for retrieval.

A pickup retrieval tool may be better known in the automotive world to recover bolts, screws, and washers that have fallen in hard to reach areas, but there are also plenty of uses in the household for these specialty tools.

Many times over the years I’ve found these to be great go-to tools in recovering:

  • Laundry that has fallen behind washing machines and dryers, or furniture.
  • Batteries that have rolled under washing machines and dryers, or furniture.
  • Anything that may have fallen down a sink drain.
  • Keys or small toys between car seats.

Flexible Claw Pick-up Tool

The small diameter flexible shaft easily fits in most tight spaces and the 4-claw models are good for non-ferrous items that magnetic models alone cannot attract.

Try one of the claw and magnetic combination pick-up tools for the ultimate in retrieving magnetic and non-magnetic items.

LED models are available to help see in those low lit spaces.

How To Use 4-Claw Models: Press the top knob while holding the grip with your index and middle finger – the claws will extend out and apart  »  Release the knob to collapse the claws and grab hold of the object  »  Repeat Step 1 to free your object.
Brand (link) Details Purchase
OEMTOOLS / GreatNeck 4 Prong Claw • Lighted 4 Prong Claw • Max Length: 24.5″
General Tools Magnetic 4 Prong Claw • Lighted 4 Prong Claw • Max Length: 36″
Lisle Corporation 4 Prong Claw • Max Length: 23″
Mayhew Lighted 4 Prong Claw • Max Length: 22″

Update: As of 2017, the Tekton tool brand has discontinued both their claw and magnetic retrieval tools, but existing inventory may still be available through online retailers.

Telescoping Magnetic Retrieval Tool

These telescoping magnetic pick-up tools can mimic the look and size of a pen when completely collapsed, but extend in increments of up to 2-feet or more when needed.

This small, yet long, tool is great for retrieving batteries, screws, or any other ferromagnetic object that has rolled under or fallen into tight spaces.

Want a larger grip area and stronger magnet? There are models available to fill those needs too.

How To Use: Extend shaft to needed length for retrieval  »  Completely collapse shaft for easy storage.
Brand (link) Details Purchase
Craftsman Pocket Clip • Cushioned Handle • Lighted • Heavy Objects • Max Length: 48″
OEMTOOLS / GreatNeck Pocket Clip • Cushioned Handle • Lighted • Heavy Objects • Inspection Mirror • Flexible Shaft • Max Length: 25.5″
General Tools Cushioned Handle • Lighted • Heavy Objects • Swivel Head • Max Length: 28.75″
Lisle Corporation Pocket Clip • Cushioned Handle • Heavy Objects • Swivel Head • Flexible Shaft • Max Length: 26″
Mayhew Pocket Clip • Cushioned Handle • Lighted • Heavy Objects • Swivel Head • Flexible Shaft • Max Length: 32″
SK Hand Tools Pocket Clip • Cushioned Handle • Heavy Objects • Max Length: N/A”
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