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Tools to pick up items


About Reachers 


Reachers help people who need help picking up and getting items that are otherwise out of reach in high or low places. Reachers can be used to pick up pills, pencils, shampoo bottles, socks, and many other household items.

What kinds of reachers are there?

Standard All-Purpose Reachers

Classic reachers have a variety of lengths, from 24 to 34 inches. They usually hold items between 1-5 pounds.

Raptor Reacher

This reacher is light weight and can grab large and small items including coins, newspapers, clothing and cans.

Omnigrip Reacher

This option requires very little hand strength to operate.

Three-Pronged Reacher

The Talon reacher has three claws instead of two. It is a great option for picking up items that are too big or difficult to hold with standard reachers.

Other Reachers

Some reachers are foldable for travel or storage. They might come with other features such as a flashlight or magnet on the end.


How can I find out what’s new?

Technology changes all the time. To find out about the latest options for these, you can type keywords into a search engine such as Google, Safari, Firefox, or Bing on a computer or tablet. These are the keywords for this type of item:


reacher, lightweight reachers, grabber, ergonomic reacher, trigger handle reacher


How do I find out more?

If you live in the US outside of Pennsylvania, you can find your state’s AT program.

If you live in Pennsylvania:

  • you could contact TechOWL to work with a specialist. We can meet with you and sometimes demonstrate this equipment. We can also help with different ways to get one for your own.
  • you might borrow this equipment to try out.

Are these in Pennsylvania’s AT Lending Library?