Magnetic Screwdriver

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  1. Goldengirl52's Avatar
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    Windows 10 21H1
       #31

    Berton said:
    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.
    Yes, somewhere I saw that magnetics were safe now, but not around the old floppies! That would be horrifying You know the other day when I dropped that dang screw for the ump-teenth time, I know the look on my face was just like my avatar!! Never again!! I hope
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  2. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #32

    Goldengirl52 said:
    ... You know the other day when I dropped that dang screw for the ump-teenth time, I know the look on my face was just like my avatar!! Never again!! I hope

    I just make my own by wiping a magnet down the blade of an ordinary screwdriver a few times until it is magnetised enough to pick up a screw. As I recall, I used my strongest fridge magnet to make my last one out of a jewellers screwdriver. Several months later it's still magnetised enough.
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  3. Goldengirl52's Avatar
    Posts : 224
    Windows 10 21H1
       #33

    Bree said:
    I just make my own by wiping a magnet down the blade of an ordinary screwdriver a few times until it is magnetised enough to pick up a screw. As I recall, I used my strongest fridge magnet to make my last one out of a jewellers screwdriver. Several months later it's still magnetised enough.
    Yes, I could do this, but I don't have a magnet, nothing!! I'll have to buy one, or the toolset. I kind of want to set of just the types of screwdrivers for PCs, or laptops. My toolset you have to just switch out the heads and that's a pain I think, especially getting them back in their slots. Maybe I'm lazy, LOL, it is more compact and clean in the case.
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  4. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #34

    Goldengirl52 said:
    ...but I don't have a magnet, nothing!! I'll have to buy one....
    Toy shops often sell cheap horseshoe magnets - educational toys, like this....

    Amazon.com
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  5. Goldengirl52's Avatar
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    Windows 10 21H1
       #35

    Ok, thanks so much @Bree !!
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  6. steve108's Avatar
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    19041.1466 - 2004/20H1 Pro x64
       #36

    Goldengirl52 said:
    Yes, I could do this, but I don't have a magnet, nothing!! I'll have to buy one, or the toolset. I kind of want to set of just the types of screwdrivers for PCs, or laptops. My toolset you have to just switch out the heads and that's a pain I think, especially getting them back in their slots. Maybe I'm lazy, LOL, it is more compact and clean in the case.
    Maybe your neighbor who keeps everything has one you can borrow How to : Magnetize a Screwdriver - YouTube.
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  7. Geneo's Avatar
    Posts : 1,191
    Windows 11 Pro x64
       #37

    `I use a magnetized parts bowl by Park (bicycle) Tool to toss my screws and what-not into so I won't loose them. Magnetizes them as well. Can magnetize screwdrivers as well It is really handy for any kind of job, but I bought it for bike wrenching

    MB-1 Magnetic Parts Bowl | Park Tool

    Another all-around tool I find handy is a digital caliper. Can't do without it now I have this one:

    Digital Caliper | Feedback Sports | Precision Bike Tools
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  8. SIW2's Avatar
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    trying to install win10
       #38

    Bree said:
    Just do what I do. Take a magnet and wipe it down the blade of an ordinary screwdriver a few times. That usually magnetises it enough to hold a screw.


    Touch the tip on a loudspeaker magnet for several seconds.
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  9. Berton's Avatar
    Posts : 12,283
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #39

    I've had a tool similar to this for a few decades:
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-Pr...4&gclsrc=3p.ds
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