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Old 09-23-2003, 01:07 PM
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They also make a flexible retreiver with a tiny 'claw' that is actuated by a cable. I see these everywhere.

I have another that is like a magnet on the end of an antennae.

Another trick:
Duct tape a length of small rubber or plastic tubing to a shop vac.
Sometimes you can grasp things with the suction.

If all else fails, put a 'rare earth' magnet on your string. These are super powerful, and not likely to let go once stuck on.
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