Updated May 16, 2019 by Sam Kraft

The 10 Best Suction Lifters

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This wiki has been updated 19 times since it was first published in September of 2015. Every item on this list sucks. But that's exactly what you want these suction lifters to do. They are specially designed to make handling awkward, heavy or fragile items safer and more efficient and comfortable. They're available in a range of load capacities and are ideal for moving materials like tile, concrete and glass. Some can also pull dents out of car panels, too, saving you a bundle. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best suction lifter on Amazon.

10. Access Floor Systems 5

9. iFixit Cups

8. CRL Sure-Grip

7. Abaco 8 Inch

6. Wood's Powr-Grip N4000

5. Cosmos Aluminum Double

4. Damo Heavy Duty

3. Qadira Premium

2. GekBot Performance

1. IMT Super

Special Honors

San Jung Leponitt Series Those who prefer a tool that’s specially tailored to the project at hand will want to consider this Leponitt series, which includes an option with a special two-finger handle, a model with three built-in cups, a unit that’s designed for curved surfaces, and a lifter that can be attached at a right angle. sanjung.com

CWC Supply The CWC Supply caters to simplicity seekers with its strong, thick aluminum handle and intuitive trigger for controlling the vacuum. You can choose from a single or dual cup model, and for those who tend to batter their equipment through extensive use, replacement cups and repair kits are available, too. cwcsupplyusa.com

Editor's Notes

May 14, 2019:

At its highly affordable price, the Cosmos Aluminum Double is simply too good a value to overlook, so we upped its ranking a bit. For a low-cost model, it’s actually quite substantial, and it will even hold its suction for hours at a time as long as it’s adhered to a smooth surface.

In adding several new items, we tried to incorporate a mix of small, lightweight models for everyday tasks as well as heavy-duty options for more intense, industrial applications. The Gekbot Performance is a nice example of finding a middle ground between the two — it’s capable of lifting 260 pounds, and its solid construction will stand up to frequent use. Users seem genuinely impressed with how quickly it can achieve suction and how long the grip lasts once attached. Professional contractors vouch for the IMT Super, as it's effective for everything from moving shower walls to installing windows.

Removed the FastCap HOD-Double after discovering multiple users reporting a lack of confidence in its ability to hold suction for the duration of a task. On top of that, it seems to lack durability, as the pads begin to wear down after several uses. Even for light-duty projects at home, we could not recommend this model.

Sam Kraft
Last updated on May 16, 2019 by Sam Kraft

In addition to his corporate career as a marketing and communications professional in Chicago, Sam runs a popular blog that focuses on the city’s flourishing craft beer and brewery scene. He received his degree in journalism from DePaul University (which spurred his interest in freelance writing) and has since spent years developing expertise in copywriting, digital marketing and public relations. A lifetime of fishing, hiking and camping trips has left him well-versed in just about any outdoors-related topic, and over several years spent working in the trades during his youth, he accumulated a wealth of knowledge about tools and machinery. He’s a travel junkie, a health and fitness enthusiast, and an avid biker.

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