Magnetic Screwdriver

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  1. Goldengirl52's Avatar
    Posts : 224
    Windows 10 21H1
       #21

    I first thought I needed to magnetize my tool-set, but then I wanted to find out what tools others are finding best to work on their deskop PCs or laptops.

    Some of you might know I am new at this, and had a horrible 6 hours just trying to insert one, tiny screw into my SSD socket yesterday. Then it dawned on me yesterday evening that there is such a thing as magnetized screwdrivers, so, I would like to sort of bring this thread back to life since it's about 2 or more years old.

    What are the fave tool-sets you are using today? I also need to ask if the Magnets to just magnetize as needed, might be better as I am not sure how long the sets stay magnetized?

    Any help welcome!
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  2. MaloK's Avatar
    Posts : 1,438
    Windows 7 Pro
       #22

    I use Hard-disks magnets, just fix them somewhere and use them to hold your screwdriver by the tip when not in uses, always freshly magnetize when you need them.
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  3. Goldengirl52's Avatar
    Posts : 224
    Windows 10 21H1
       #23

    MaloK said:
    I use Hard-disks magnets, just fix them somewhere and use them to hold your screwdriver by the tip when not in uses, always freshly magnetize when you need them.
    That sounds excellent! So I wouldn't need new tools, and do you have a recommend for they type you have (HD magnet)? Oh, another thing I would rather have is the Phillips type, or any type used on PC/laptops that are already together. I don't like having to find just the right attachment from that kit??

    It won't let me "thank" you @MaloK, rep. you. Would have liked to do that ;(
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  4. MaloK's Avatar
    Posts : 1,438
    Windows 7 Pro
       #24

    Hi Goldengirl

    What i meant is I take an old broken hard disk and dismantle it to recover the neodymium magnets inside. They are very powerful and free of charge.

    Or you can get something like suggested at post #7 by swarfega.

    Duratool Magnetiser/Demagnetiser - Red: Amazon.co.uk: DIY & Tools

    These are very effective.
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  5. Goldengirl52's Avatar
    Posts : 224
    Windows 10 21H1
       #25

    MaloK said:
    Hi Goldengirl

    What i meant is I take an old broken hard disk and dismantle it to recover the neodymium magnets inside. They are very powerful and free of charge.

    Or you can get something like suggested at post #7 by swarfega.

    Duratool Magnetiser/Demagnetiser - Red: Amazon.co.uk: DIY & Tools

    These are very effective.
    Well guess what!! I happen to have an old HDD out of my laptop!! Would that work? I needed to find a way to get rid of it 'safely" anyway
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  6. MaloK's Avatar
    Posts : 1,438
    Windows 7 Pro
       #26

    Loll, Laptops Magnet are too small for that, You need a standard 3.5 disk to recover something that's worth it.
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  7. Goldengirl52's Avatar
    Posts : 224
    Windows 10 21H1
       #27

    MaloK said:
    Loll, Laptops Magnet are too small for that, You need a standard 3.5 disk to recover something that's worth it.
    Oh dang ;( Ok, well, I did see the "red" magnetizer, but yours sounded way better Are you sure this one from 2012 Toshiba isn't big enough?
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  8. MaloK's Avatar
    Posts : 1,438
    Windows 7 Pro
       #28

    they're nearly good enough to stick a note on the fridge
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  9. Goldengirl52's Avatar
    Posts : 224
    Windows 10 21H1
       #29

    MaloK said:
    they're nearly good enough to stick a note on the fridge
    LOL, ok, I get it I'm trying now to find something that I can hang some screwdrivers from
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  10. Berton's Avatar
    Posts : 12,257
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #30

    The only issue I've had with magnetized tools and computers was 25 years ago, the owner of the computer store had a pair of needle-nose pliers on the workbench and I laid a floppy disk on the instruction sheet the pliers were under, wiped the disk and a couple others before the problem was identified.
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