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Just another shining example of what I love about this site!  Simple home made solutions to everyday problems.  I love it good job!
<span class="long_text" id="result_box"><span style="background-color: rgb(255,255,255);" title="Esta es una herramienta muy &uacute;til.">This is a very useful tool. </span><span style="background-color: rgb(255,255,255);" title="Yo me hice una parecida, pero que act&uacute;a al rev&eacute;s: al apretar el gatillo, la mand&iacute;bula aprieta.">I did a similar, but which operates in reverse: to pull the trigger, its jaw tighten. <br /> <br /> </span><span style="background-color: rgb(255,255,255);" title="Adem&aacute;s, tanto lo tuya como la m&iacute;a tienen la mand&iacute;bula fija, ser&iacute;a interesante que pudiera girar para agarrar objetos verticales u horizontales.">In addition, both yours and mine have fixed jaw, it would be interesting </span></span><span class="long_text" id="result_box"><span style="background-color: rgb(255,255,255);" title="Adem&aacute;s, tanto lo tuya como la m&iacute;a tienen la mand&iacute;bula fija, ser&iacute;a interesante que pudiera girar para agarrar objetos verticales u horizontales.">if it could turn, </span></span><span class="long_text" id="result_box"><span style="background-color: rgb(255,255,255);" title="Adem&aacute;s, tanto lo tuya como la m&iacute;a tienen la mand&iacute;bula fija, ser&iacute;a interesante que pudiera girar para agarrar objetos verticales u horizontales.">to grab vertical or horizontal </span></span><span class="long_text" id="result_box"><span style="background-color: rgb(255,255,255);" title="Adem&aacute;s, tanto lo tuya como la m&iacute;a tienen la mand&iacute;bula fija, ser&iacute;a interesante que pudiera girar para agarrar objetos verticales u horizontales."> things</span></span><span class="long_text" id="result_box"><span style="background-color: rgb(255,255,255);" title="Adem&aacute;s, tanto lo tuya como la m&iacute;a tienen la mand&iacute;bula fija, ser&iacute;a interesante que pudiera girar para agarrar objetos verticales u horizontales.">.</span></span>
You just need to be able to rotate the lever perch around the stick.&nbsp; Replacing the nut that clamps the perch with a big wingnut would do it.<br /> <br /> I've spent a lot on commercial grabbers, because I can no longer reach the floor without getting down on my knees.&nbsp; The best bang-per-buck I've found is the &quot;Pikstik&quot;, sold at some hardware stores for around $10 (half the price of similar gadgets at drugstores).&nbsp; The Pikstik has a mechanism that allows the jaws to be mounted parallel or perpendicular to the handgrip.<br />
Very nice!&nbsp; I have one thing I just want to confirm, is that brake lever from an old bicycle? <br />
Yes, really its off an old moped but any bmx , quad, or dirtbike lever should work. Thanks for all the props!! More stuff to come....<br />
I think I might try this. 5 stars good sir. You've earned it.<br />
Nice solution!&nbsp; Instead of buying one of those expensive grabbers at a drugstore, I could just get one of these!<br />

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