I have seen the SeeSnakes used, but never actually had a need for one until this past weekend. As I was cleaning on Saturday, I had removed my diamond wedding band and put it down where I shouldn't have. Long story short, it ended up down a heating vent, in the duct work. Thanks to one of my co-worker's SeeSnake, it was found last night safe and sound. What a wonderful tool. I think this is probably the next best thing to having x-ray vision. Well done Ridge Tool.