grab it review

Grab It Review: Does This Grabbing Tool Work?

Grab It is a light weight grabbing tool with a grip that can be locked. Does it work? Read our Grab It review.

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About Grab It

Grab It is a ratcheting grabber tool that can lift up to 5 lbs. The rotating grabbing fingers can be locked in place which eliminates the need for constant squeezing. The product website is grabitoffer.com, which was first registered in June 2016. The screen shot below shows how the product website looked in March 2017.

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Claims & Features

  • Compact ergonomic design
  • No continuous squeezing with locking ratchet grip action
  • Folds up for storage
  • Lifts up to 5 pounds
  • Grabbing fingers rotate 90°
  • Jewelry hook, LED light, and magnet are built-in

Cost

There is an unavoidable double offer that charges you two P&H charges, thus Grab It costs $19.99 + $4.99 P&H + $4.99 P&H (for the second unit) for a total of $29.97. I found Grab It at Bed Bath & Beyond for $20 in August 2017.

Grab It Review

Grab It is advertised as a reaching tool, also sometimes called a “grabber,” which allows you to pick up items without stretching or reaching. Although the appearance of Grab It at first may remind you of the numerous other products like this on the market (see below), the product does offer some unique attributes.

To use Grab It, you simply hold the device in your hand, unfold it (if it was folded), and use the handle to maneuver it to pick up an object. You then squeeze the handle so the rubber “fingers” pick up and hold the object. There are two ways to operate the handle: manual or ratchet. These can be selected by sliding a button. I found, however, that sliding the button is quite difficult and requires two hands.

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Grab It is about 33 inches when extended and folds down to about 20 inches.

There are several nice features offered with Grab It, such as rotating “fingers” which can be configured up to 90 degrees. For example, if you dropped something behind a couch or next to a fridge, you can rotate the device so that the grabbing end can be maneuvered into such a tight space easily.

Perhaps the most compelling feature of Grab It is the locking grip, which means you don’t have to continuously squeeze the handle while holding an object. There are other features that are perhaps of lesser benefit, but nice small touches nonetheless, such as a built-in magnet, LED light, and small hook. Grab It can also be folded up for compact storage.

I found that lighter objects are easier, as are those with a straight side. Heavier objects and those with contoured sides seemed a bit more problematic. I was unable to screw in a light bulb using Grab It as shown in the commercial.

Keep in mind that grabbers such as this are not just for use with reaching up high, as they are also ideal for picking up objects from the floor if bending is a problem for you.

Overall, Grab It appears to be a solid entrant in this category, with some limitations. Even with all of its bells and whistles, I’m not sure it holds much of an advantage over the standard “grabber.” The ratchet feature is nice in some instances, but I’m not sure it is compelling enough for everyone to find it useful.

Alternatives

There is no shortage of reach tools to be found in stores and online. A current Amazon Best Seller is this Nifty Nabber by Unger that sports a 4.5 rating among over 2,000 customers.

Video Review

Below you can see my full video review of Grab It.

Your Grab It Reviews

What do you think of Grab It? Tell us what you think by leaving a comment below and a star rating above.

Updated August 2017.

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American Voter✔Trump Train♥♥♥
American Voter✔Trump Train♥♥♥
4 years ago

AS SOON AS I SAW THIS ON TV, I WANTED ONE (TWO). BUT I WAS UNABLE TO FIND THE COMMERCIAL AGAIN! I WANTED THIS ONE BECAUSE OF THE LOCKING FEATURE IN THE GRIP. A MUST HAVE.

Mark DeVoe
Mark DeVoe
4 years ago

the buttons take a strong man to work they are and this product is total Horse shit save your money!

Kathleen Carroll
Kathleen Carroll
4 years ago

S&H are now 5.99 each. $31.97. And AFTER you order, you are offered a special deal to get the same thing for 14.99 + 5.99!

ehl2828
ehl2828
4 years ago

And if you get the upgraded model is is over $41 for two.

dollfriend
dollfriend
4 years ago

Are you sure you can’t get this in a store? I’ve always been able to get the “As Seen on TV” things at Rite-Aid, without paying any shipping. I’ve been looking for something like this (I have several of the old style, but they aren’t strong enough) to use at the grocery store. The cereal I want is always on the top shelf, and I can’t reach it!

Mark DeVoe
Mark DeVoe
4 years ago
Reply to  dollfriend

the one they sell at LOWES is 100 times better !I saw the commercial for this load of crap and fell for it!Everyone should be sending them back!

dollfriend
dollfriend
4 years ago
Reply to  Mark DeVoe

Thanks, I’ll have to check it out on there.

Karen
Karen
4 years ago
Reply to  Mark DeVoe

Mark, which one at Lowes are you speaking of? Would you happen to have a link from their website?

Thanks!

ehl2828
ehl2828
4 years ago
Reply to  dollfriend

I looked for it today at Walmart and they had everything but this item.

freakinreviews
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freakinreviews(@freakinr)
4 years ago
Reply to  ehl2828

They are selling them at Bed Bath & Beyond here in Las Vegas, if that helps.

Marsha Woodruff Camp
Marsha Woodruff Camp
4 years ago
Reply to  ehl2828

I just bought the Grab It at Walmart yesterday and I can’t get it to stay open. The fold part works, but when you try to open it to the long position it won’t stay. Kind of hard to use if you want reach something high. Not sure this was a good idea.

Elaine Howard Taylor
Elaine Howard Taylor
4 years ago

Same problem!

Marilyn
Marilyn
1 month ago

I have the same problem! I’ve never used it because it would never close, so I’m stuck with it n not working. Bad investment!

ehl2828
ehl2828
4 years ago
Reply to  ehl2828

Walmart does have it now.

DWats
DWats
4 years ago

I’m not sure yet if it works. But I am very disappointed with the time it takes to receive the product. I ordered it on 7/13/17 and just received an email from them which states it won’t be shipped out until 8/20/17 and I spoke to a representative who could only apologize.
They are using people’s money to manufacture more products!!!!!!
Beware!!!!!

Brenda Johnston
Brenda Johnston
4 years ago
Reply to  DWats

I thought I bought this item to but I haven’t heard a word from the company about my purchase. Please if I ordered the grab it let me know. I really want this. I hope it works. Brenda Johnston from the WV.

Anthony Paladini
Anthony Paladini
4 years ago
Reply to  DWats

I have had a similar experience. I ordered a month ago and recently received an email stating it would be another month before the product was in stock . What really got my goat was that they sent a link with the email by which you could cancel the order. The problem is the link is a dead one. I have since found out that the product could have been purchased elsewhere with more reliable companies. It’s my own fault for not doing more research, but I plan on canceling the card which I gave them to process the payment.

Mike Fisher
Mike Fisher
4 years ago

Ever hear of BACK ORDER? Whine on.

bizzy buzzbee
bizzy buzzbee
4 years ago

I suggest you update your link on the Nifty grabber! It is $18.99! NOT $7.99. I tried to find the Nifty for $7.99. NOPE! And after reading the comments on waiting for the grabber or not hearing a thing from the company…I will do as I usually do. Wait and see how it REALLY works and how the company does. And by the way Walmart carries “As seen on TV” also.

Mark DeVoe
Mark DeVoe
4 years ago

This Grabbit is complete garbage!We will be fighting them and actually resort to court!Do not continue with your order ,because the product is a piece of crap!it came broken and is made of the cheapest material available ,the buttons are insane to push any one with arthritis,palsy or Parkinsons will not be able to use the device and heres the ass kicker once you pay for it they actually have the balls to want to charge you to ship it back so now you are out $20 just in shipping!they know the product is garbage and its med to take… Read more »

Mark DeVoe
Mark DeVoe
4 years ago

I see other orders still pending believe me cancel them before you get ripped off too!seriously call your financial institution and cancel before you throw your money in the garbage along with the Grabbit cuz its not even worth it to ship back!The product they sell at LOWES is much better than this!I hope I can get a lawyer or some consumer protection agency to get my money back what a terrible product!LAST WARNING!CANCEL YOUR ORDER BEFORE YOU ARE CHARGED!

Mike Fisher
Mike Fisher
4 years ago
Reply to  Mark DeVoe

Really? A Lawyer for this? I have news for you, you have to file in Civil Court and they should laugh you out. If you have a ligit claim, notify US Consumer Affairs. You posted twice so I believe that you’re a troll.

William E. Decker
William E. Decker
4 years ago

I think you all are being too hard on this company, just joking of course. It only took 2 and 1 half months for my two grab ems to arrive and neither grabs will ratchet and the lite does not work on one! I have been in retail for over 50 Yrs and have not memorized all the bad instances I have had or have caused others but this I am having is quite unusual. By the way, I went into the battery compartment on the grab-it with the lite problem, it stays on all the time and it takes… Read more »

Kel Lee
Kel Lee
4 years ago

My Mom bought one at Wal-Mart yesterday. Got home and it wouldn’t lock. I took it back to exchange and ask the Wal-Mart employee if I could check the new one out to make sure it worked so I wouldn’t have to come back. I went through 4 boxes with employees helping me and none of them locked. One employee tried to turn the 90 degree gripper…it pulled out and none of us could get it back in. They do have them at Wal-Mart but the buttons are hard to use, they don’t lock and they are just a waste… Read more »

Captain Mann
Captain Mann
4 years ago

Forget ordering this item. I don’t care if it’s the best tool ever made in the history of the world; if you’re forced to buy two of them, then they are taking you for a fool.

Bud Blate
Bud Blate
4 years ago

This is a genuine POS! Neither one of the two worked out of the box meaning they don’t lock in the open position. The buttons border on impossible to work. The only feature that worked on the gripper was the flashlight. I am now searching for how to return this crap and get my money back. I am not optimistic! DO NOT PURCHASE!

Elaine Howard Taylor
Elaine Howard Taylor
4 years ago

I purchased tw Grab It from Wal Mart. They ratchet some, however neither one of them will lock when unfolded. I tried everything with the blue button. Any suggestions? It is really a disappointment!

Eddy D. Smith
Eddy D. Smith
4 years ago

I am in a power chair,so I thought this piece of junk would actually make my life easier. NOPE, It’s an EPIC FAIL! The designer decided to make this thing fold in the middle using a cheesy spring loaded locking button that doesn’t even work, When I tried to pick up a 12 oz.bag of chips (which slipped out of the ratcheting claw twice) destroying my chips.I was not a happy customer. Since it folds in the middle,it needs a lock that will actually hold it rigid. I thought it was a total waste of my money, I threw it… Read more »

Ira Silverman
Ira Silverman
3 years ago

Buy grabbers on EBay. They have all brands and amazing prices.