Cheap Trash Pick-up Tool.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by AltaLawnCare, Oct 15, 2001.

  1. AltaLawnCare

    AltaLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 962

    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. ;)
  2. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    Cheap Trash Pick-up Tool?

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

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

  3. Kevin

    Kevin LawnSite Member
    from S.E. PA
    Posts: 169

    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!
  4. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,734

    Kevin, I like putting a screw in the end. Does not work loose as fast as a nail. :)
  5. 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.
  6. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
    Posts: 1,253

    I will stick with the old bend over technique. I'll check back on my 50th birthday. lol
  7. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    No comment Cos
  8. rodney

    rodney LawnSite Member
    from sw,ohio
    Posts: 103

    take the head off of a junk golf club and sharpen the end .

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