GRABO Nemo power tools provide a revolutionary way of lifting and handling glass, concrete, tiles, plywood, furniture, timber, drywall, and more if you haven’t come across them. Since its inception, GRABO remains the most exciting innovation in the realm of power tools since pistol grip drills. They are handheld vacuum-assisted grabbers that reduce workload, physical exertion and makes it easy to handle construction materials.
Designed for glass installers, floor experts, movers, carpenters, and construction workers, GRABO tools can lift up to 375lbs weight when used with auxiliary lifting straps. As it supports such weight, users can transport household equipment, entertainment systems, furniture, and boxes with ease.
The three GRABO power tools include;
- Nemo GRABO
- GRABO Pro-Lifter 20
- GRABO H
Read on to learn more about these intriguing tools.
Technology Behind GRABO Tools
What makes GRABO power tools outstanding is the technology behind their manufacture. The company combines multiple technological innovations and patents of engineers at Nemo power tools to give these products some of the best and most unique capabilities.
The capabilities and technological innovations behind GRABO tools are as follows;
• Adhesion to rough surfaces
Unlike traditional suction cups that only created a good seal with clean, flat, and airtight surfaces, GRABO tools feature a unique seal that makes them adhere to both smooth and etched or rough surfaces. However, the maximum roughness of the surface that GRABO tools can attach depends on what is called the “profile roughness parameters.” Nonetheless, this ability makes it possible for GRABO tools to create tight seals with most patterned pavers, tiles, and construction materials.
• Adhesion to porous materials
Unlike compact surfaces, porous surfaces allow gases to pass through. Ardent builders understand that most construction materials have varying degrees of porosity, with wood, rocks, gypsum boards, concrete, ceramics, and tiles being the commonly used construction tools with porous surfaces.
If you regularly use these materials, handling and moving them should be the last of your concerns, especially with GRABO tools. Traditional suction cups couldn’t hold porous materials for more than a few seconds, even if the surface were flat enough to create a tight seal. This is because the vacuum cavity created at the top quickly fills with seeping air through the other side of the material.
However, GRABO overcomes these challenges, allowing secure adhesion of porous materials by pumping out large volumes of air at a higher rate than it can be absorbed from the other side of the material. Evidently, the physics and mechanics behind this are quite complicated.
GRABO Nemo Power Tools Components
Upon purchase, your GRABO tool comes with the following components;
- Power indicator
- Power on/off switch
- Battery pack
- Seal release button
- Motor power button
- Strap holes
Apart from these main parts, other important things to know about your GRABO tools include;
Charging the battery
Like any other power tool, you will have to charge your GRABO upon several uses. Fortunately, charging the unit is very simple. To charge, connect the plug from your battery charger to an electrical outlet, then connect the charger to its battery. Charging begins once connected with the charger and stops once it is full. The tool has a red light that turns on when charging and changes to green once fully charged.
Replacing the Rubber Foam Seal
The double rubber foam seal that seals rough and porous surfaces provides an excellent and airtight seal from GRABO tools. It also provides strong adhesion and high friction to other materials. However, with continuous use, the condition of these seals starts deteriorating, necessitating replacements.
That said, it is recommended that you replace the rubber foam seals after 3000 cycles. You should as well routinely check them and replace them if there are visible signs of damage. To do this, remove the rubber seals by pulling them off from the vacuum cup base. To avoid damaging the tool, use a knife or flat screwdriver. Once completely removed, gently place and press the replacement rubber into position. Ensure that it fits securely and snugly.
Where Can You Use GRABO Power Tools?
With their versatility and superior functionality, GRABO power tools can be used in various sectors. Among them include;
• Tiles and floors
GRABO power tools are used in laying tiles and flooring materials. With these tools, moving and placing hardwood, vinyl, and tiles is a breeze. Besides making it easy to lay flooring and covering walls, the tools minimize risks of damaging these expensive tools, maximizes efficiency, and reduces physical workload.
• Windows and doors
GRABO tools come in handy in removing and installing large doors, windows, and other hardwood products. For this, secure the tool to the door or window and handle it by hand, with straps or a crane for heavy materials.
Movers can take advantage of GRABO tools to increase safety, speed and reduce physical exertion associated with moving. Coupled with moving straps, moving large appliances, boxes, and furniture becomes easy.
• Warehouse workers
GRABO power tools are also ideal for warehouse workers. These tools increase their efficiency while minimizing their workload and risks of damage and injury. Workers can move machines, heavy warehouse boxes, and other products safely.
• Carpenters and woodworking personnel
GRABO makes it easy to complete the framing, finish, and other woodworking tasks. Users can easily secure and move plywood, beams, lumber, and drywall safely and quickly than before.
The Bottom Line
Without a doubt, GRABO tools come in handy in many ways. They are also beneficial to many sectors, right from woodworking to moving personnel. However, before using any of these tools, ensure that you check on individual tool specifications. Special details to pay attention to include the lifting capacity both in parallel and perpendicular hole, running cycles, non-stop running time, maximum vacuum rate, rated airflow, and applicable surface type.