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Pocket sized grapple gun

This grapple gun can be used for many things, from grabbing a paper off your friends desk, to getting a hat off a high shelf, this truly is the ultimate mini-tool.
 
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Step 1: Materials

Needed
- 3 Standard Size Staples
- 1 Needle
- Thread
- 1 Black Paper-mate Ball Point Pen
- 1 Key-Chain Clip
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Sticks
- Knife of Some Sort
Strongly Recommended
- Hack Saw or Dremel
- Empty Epoxy Putty Tube

Step 6: Make the Grapple

1)Slide the smaller ink barrel piece onto the needle.

2)Pinch fingers just below ink barrel piece, position staples as evenly as possible, and apply a small bead of hot glue.

3)As a safety precaution I am required to tell you to put a bead of hot glue on the needle tip to dull it.

4)Cut a thread to the length of your desire(I recommend about 4 feet).

5)Tie the thread to the needle(at least a triple knot; very tight) and cut off the excess.

6)Tie the other end of the thread to the clip's bottom loop.

Step 7: Usage and Storage

Usage
1)Load the grappling hook into the barrel.

2)Make sure your hand is out of the way of the string.

3)Pull back the switch, and fire.

Storage
1)Wrap string around point where clip meets loop.

2)Put grappling hook through key ring, loop around ring, and put through key ring again.

3)Place it all in the empty epoxy putty tube.
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robo123robo6 months ago

u could use paperclips for the hook

lego man123458 months ago
cool {-_-} ----+---- /\
lego man123458 months ago
looks cool going to get supplize for it tommorow
elkomkom11 months ago
I have the same mini saw
I like so cool gonna build with black clip for ninja edition
evilkidjr (author)  Dom Toretto1 year ago
planning on infiltrating an emperor's palace any more
that is the coolest mini weapon i have ever seen!!!!!!!!!!! :D
Me too
hemley4 years ago
 lol, pretty nice. hey does anybody know where I could buy one of da clips cos I'm going mad, i can't find any. raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh!!!! *cough*
irule123 hemley2 years ago
SWEET! This rocks my world!
evilkidjr (author)  hemley2 years ago
r u high?
tlittles hemley3 years ago
or the dollar store
dude at homedepot for 97 cents
i had this keychain for a long time and i thought u could make a launcher out of it but how, well this is the answer. u could probly make a keychain bb gun if u just takeout the ink tube thingymajig and put in a bb.
this is awsome!!
what is weird is that i didnt have a glue gun but i had a key chain but then i got the glue gun but then i lost the key chain>:-)
I am so going to make it once I get the keychain
Delo973 years ago
Hmmmm, I think it would be better if you make it more "fishy":
-use a tri-pointed fish hook with glued needles
-use "fat" fishing line to make it more resistent
Delo97 Delo973 years ago
Hey, I've just discovered that "fat" fishing line has too much shape resistance for being shot whit this
chuperdrac3 years ago
um, is it ok if i use it for a class science fair project?
my teacher said it doesn't have to be original.
evilkidjr (author)  chuperdrac3 years ago
feel free dude, open liscense on this one, giving me credit would be cool, but if you think you'll get a better grade if you say it was yours by all means go for it
awww man, i have to turn it in in 2 weeks. im scared dude
thanx, but i'll give you credit. i mean it was your idea to make it, so yeeah.thnx
xXLab_ManXx3 years ago
i like the desighn for the graple
xXLab_ManXx3 years ago
BEST GRAPLING HOOK I HAVE EVER SEEN SIMPLE ALSO.
GOOD JOB!!!!!!!!!!! \(^-^)/
rubber man4 years ago
great job on desine but why do you put it in the epoxy putty tube?
evilkidjr (author)  rubber man4 years ago
perfect sized holding containr so it doesnt catch on the inside of your pocket or can be used as a utility belt of super annoyingness to people sitting next to you
twonkie124 years ago
that is an awesome design but how far can it shoot. :P
evilkidjr (author)  twonkie124 years ago
6 or so feet
I made a mod: i cut part of the rail for the slider thing to the side, and it functions like a bolt action rifle sorta...
You can buy hooks like the one in this "ible" at wal-mart for 97 cents. I got mine in automotive department by the keys.
ztaffa4 years ago
how long should the needle be
evilkidjr (author)  ztaffa4 years ago
length does not really matter, what is howevrerfuegdfcujfd important is the width, try to give it just a little extra space in the pen tube
--swordy--4 years ago
this instructable is amazin i have made it and it dosnt even take that long
i have made a little change 2 it though and added a fork shaped wire 2 hold the string then when u fire the string just slips of bit by bit =]
evilkidjr (author)  --swordy--4 years ago
post a pic?
Robot Lover4 years ago
i also have that awesome mini hacksaw
try using one of those fishing hooks that have 3 points instead of staples theyd be much stronger :)
originally that was the idea but i decided to make it with staples to make it something everyone can make
Well, everyone who lives near the coast could (should be able to) make it with a three-hooked fishing hook.
Alexxm11294 years ago
Nice work!  I might make one!
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