2014 - Volume #38, Issue #1, Page #37[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
"Pickup" Tool Has 4 Tools Welded Onto It At The The Bottom
“I used a 3-in. long cow magnet mounted inside a short length of light channel iron on top, then screwed the channel iron onto the conduit. I added a short wooden handle that slips down over the conduit and is riveted to it, making the tool more comfortable to carry around.
“The spring-loaded pliers at the bottom are attached to a cable that runs up through the conduit to a metal ring at the top. The pliers stay open until I pull on the ring. When I let go of the ring, the pliers automatically open back up. I also welded on an open-end wrench and a bent screwdriver. I use the pliers to pick up trash, the open-end wrench to dig out dandelions, and the screwdriver to pick up trash and also to dig out dandelions.”
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