The Grabber, by Picote

The Grabber is a unique tool designed to reclaim tools and other items lost inside a pipe. Avoid digging up costly mistakes with this powerful air-driven tool.

The Grabber is available in two sizes: Original and Large.

Original Grabber: Simply select and attach the best jaws for the job and you’re ready to reclaim a tool or item, weighing up to 35kg/80lb. Push the cable into place and switch on the air supply to get a grip on the object. Fits in DN100/4” or larger pipes.

Large Grabber: Comes with one set of jaws. Max lifting force is about 70kg/150lb. Fits in DN150/6” or larger pipes.

Easy to use:

  • Simply select and attach the best grabbing head for the job (for the Original Grabber) and reclaim that tool or item.
  • Push the cable into place and switch on the air supply.
  • The customised steering function allows the grabbing head to rotate due to the cable inside, making it much easier to grip the item.
  • Pull the tool out of the drain and turn off the air to release it.
  • Add extensions in 10m increments when required.
  • Keep an eye on the retrieval process with your CCTV camera for precise positioning.
20141219 Picote, Grabber. Picture: Ismo Henttonen

Watch this useful tutorial by Picote on using and assembling The Grabber for retrieving tools lost inside drains:

Demonstration video of The Grabber being used to remove a Twister lost inside a 4″ pipe:

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