Manual gripping pliers, also known as helping hands, enable the user to hold or grasp objects in the immediate vicinity and thus extend the range.
Gripping pliers are available in different lengths, they are often foldable and have a locking device to fix the gripped objects. The gripping surfaces are made of non-slip material. Additional magnets on the gripping head allow metal objects to be picked up. Furthermore, there are special toilet paper grippers.