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Old 10-15-2001, 07:32 AM
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Cheap Trash Pick-up Tool.

Saturday, while fixing a leaking faucet, I picked up 2 steel rods at Lowes. The rods were regular steel, 4' by 3/16" diameter. I took the rods home, put them in the vice, bent the end 90 degrees 4" for the handle, wrapped it in tape, and then sharpened the opposite end to a point with the grinder.

Two trash pick up tools at under $3.00.
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Old 10-15-2001, 11:22 PM
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Cheap Trash Pick-up Tool?

used to be a $20 bill and a pickup truck...!

sorry, I know,...my bad....:blush:

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Old 10-15-2001, 11:39 PM
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If this is for picking up trash, like paper, then you can make one even cheaper. Using a broken broom handle, insert nail or screw into one end,grind to a point!
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Old 10-16-2001, 04:31 AM
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Kevin, I like putting a screw in the end. Does not work loose as fast as a nail.
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Old 10-16-2001, 04:51 AM
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I used a 20 penny tempered ring shank nail. Hasn't come loose in 2 years. They use 'em building pole barns etc.
You have to grind the head off with a grinder 'cause they're too tough to cut.
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Old 10-16-2001, 01:48 PM
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I will stick with the old bend over technique. I'll check back on my 50th birthday. lol
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Old 10-16-2001, 02:02 PM
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No comment Cos
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Old 10-21-2001, 08:23 AM
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take the head off of a junk golf club and sharpen the end .
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