This little guy is extremely handy to have around the house. While I’m sure it is great to use for your drains, we use it to retrieve fallen items in hard to reach spaces. Most recent use was to grab the power cord that got disconnected from my husband’s ps4. Instead of dragging out the tv stand which is a chore – my husband just used this to reach over and grab it, works perfectly and effortlessly. The little claws work very well for grabbing your items and this item has a great length of approximately 3ft for most reaches. The orange button at the top to extract the claws is easy to push. One of the best features is the spring is wrapped so no pinching!