GRABO – Make DIY Easy with This Paver Suction Tool.

Moving and lifting pavers can be a challenge. On the bright side, it’s not a job you’ll have to face often unless you are in an industry that requires it. On the other side if you plan to:

  1. Landscape your garden,
  2. Install pavers, or
  3. Fix a sunken paver,

Then the chances are you are going to need to lift a paver. The GRABO Paver Suction Tool is designed to smoothly, efficiently and safely help you lift a paver. 

If you deal with pavers on a regular basis, you could benefit from owning the GRABO Paver Suction Tool.

Paver Suction Tool on a paver.

What is a Paver Suction Tool?

The GRABO Paver Suction Tool is heavy-lifting-made easy. This nifty, lightweight unit is designed to lift up to 375lbs! Its versatile nature makes it a useful tool across many industries. Glaziers use it to shift large panes of glass without leaving a mark. Movers use two GRABOs in tandem to shift large pieces of furniture from home to home. On a construction site, the GRABO Paver Suction Tool has a multitude of uses, from moving large pieces of wood to holding drywall, tiles, bricks and more. Landscapers find it an extremely useful tool for moving pavers. 

It is a tool created to lift heavy objects safely through the power of vacuum suction. 

This means it creates a powerful vacuum space between itself and the object you are trying to lift, which ensures a secure hold on the object. The pressure gauge lets you know that the hold is firm, and you can move that item using the handle of the GRABO. Because it needs a good vacuum hold to work, the GRABO Paver Suction Tool will not hold a porous object, like a stone with millions of little holes inside to encourage drainage. The porous nature of this type of stone would prevent the vacuum seal from forming.

Paver Suction Tool with Drywall.

How Can the Paver Suction Tool Help?

Whenever you have to move pavers there is a list of things to consider:

  • Pavers often have sharp edges that can cut the skin.
  • Some pavers are excellent at retaining temperature, so if there is a chill in the air those pavers may be painfully cold to hold. If it’s the height of summer, you have to be wary of burning your hands.
  • Despite their size and weight, pavers are often quite fragile. Balancing them wrong or placing them down too hard could cause them to chip or break. 

Without these problems, one must also consider how they plan to pick up the pavers in the first place. If they are laid flat against each other or flat on the ground, they can be tricky to lift. This is why you will see them stacked against each other at an angle when displayed in a store, though this approach could cause the edges to chip.

A GRABO Paver Suction Tool is designed to hold up to 375lbs in weight!

Tips for Lifting a Paver Without the Paver Suction Tool

  • When lifting pavers, it is recommended you use working gloves. Not only will this protect your hands from the sharp edges, but it provides extra grip on the paver itself. 
  • Keep a flat-edged screwdriver nearby. When the paver is flat against the ground, a flat edge can help you to lever it gently upwards so you can get your fingers underneath. 
  • Have a friend help. An extra person can help you get a paver in the right spot the first time, they can help you safely lever a paver off the ground and provide a second pair of hands should the paver prove to be too heavy for one person alone. 
  • Always check your workspace to ensure you are in a safe environment. 

How to use the GRABO Paver Suction Tool

The GRABO Paver Suction Tool can make the above list much simpler. Gloves would still be recommended whenever you are working with pavers, but a flat-edged tool and an extra pair of hands will no longer be a requirement. Here is how you would use the paver suction tool to move your pavers to where you need them:

  1. Firmly press the GRABO against the paver that you wish to lift. 
  2. Press the green button. This activates the vacuum and ensures the GRABO has a secure hold on your paver. 
  3. Lift the item and move it to where you need to place it. 
  4. Once you have your paver perfectly lined up, place it down and press the red button to release it. 

You can use a similar method for a paver that has sunk. Simply lift the paver out of its sunken domain, fix the area to make it secure and flat once more, then replace your paver. No fuss, no spending hours trying to get the paver out, and less chance of chipping the edges.

Paver suction tool on heavy stone.

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