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  1. #14
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    Also in a pitch a gob of perma-gum stuck in the socket will hold the nut.

  2. #15
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    Put a little bit of pipe dope in the end, it'll hold a screw, you can then clean it out, and put new in if needed...

  3. #16
    wow otto,thats pertty danm clever. thanx for the idea

  4. #17
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    Originally posted by benncool
    Take a piece of 14 ga. wire. Strip both ends. Wrap the wire tightly around the shaft of the srcew/nut driver that you want to magnatize.(around 14 turns or so) Short the 2 ends of the wire across a car or truck battery for a split second. That's all there is to it.

    [Edited by benncool on 02-16-2005 at 04:56 PM]
    Just don't do all of your tools in one day.

    Er, Benny, can I borrow your truck for an hour??????

  5. #18
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    Hmm jrbenny

    Doesn't that magnet also have the capability of de-magnetizing your tool?

  6. #19
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    Hex magnets

    Came in a bubble wrap package complete with a yellow holder

    Think I bought it at Sears a couple of years back.

    Had about a half dozen magnets already cut and sized to fit into nut drivers that don't have magnets in them.

    Every once in awhile I run into that package in the garage and wonder why I haven't bought the nut drivers that don't have the magnets in them so I can use the dang things.

    1/4" & 5/16" Kliens are all I use anyway.

    Got a tubular magnet (quite strong) that sits in my tool bag and when I need to magnetize my screwdriver, I swipe along the 3" long magnet and it holds a screw long enough to get it started. Works for me.

  7. #20
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    Confused

    otto, what in the world is thumb gum?
    What is the translation of your signature line, items #1 & #2??

    thanks

  8. #21
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    Re: jrbenny

    Originally posted by oroy54
    Doesn't that magnet also have the capability of de-magnetizing your tool?
    yes...one side magnetizes...the other side de-magnetizes

  9. #22
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    Re: Hex magnets

    Originally posted by MikeJ
    Came in a bubble wrap package complete with a yellow holder

    Think I bought it at Sears a couple of years back.

    Had about a half dozen magnets already cut and sized to fit into nut drivers that don't have magnets in them.

    Every once in awhile I run into that package in the garage and wonder why I haven't bought the nut drivers that don't have the magnets in them so I can use the dang things.
    .
    I bought those damn things for a set of 3/8 sockets once. I used them about three days before I wished I'd never seen them. Seriously. Held everything but the bolts.....

  10. #23
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    Speaking of magnatism... I have a digital manometer with a magnet built into the boot that would lift a 10 lb. sledge up... would like to find magnets of this 'magnitude' to glue onto the back of my electrical meter... any ideas? I've purchased round and flat magnets... but they don't work.



    And I swear by my magnetic nut drivers and screw drivers... JET mainly.



    Oh... and has anyone thought of shooting the inventor of the 'slotted' common screw with a ball of his own ****e yet? If he's dead and gone, then they should dig him up and shoot him with a ball of his own petrified ****e then.
    Teach the apprentices right... and learn from their questions and ideas.

  11. #24
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    Thumbs up

    Here, here ricm!
    I don't know about the '****e' part but slotted screws are definitely nasty things and I think frankly dangerous in most uses!!
    I pitch any slotted screws I can on repairs...

  12. #25
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    If we get rid of slotted screws then we would have to get rid of dimes.

  13. #26
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    Frown Yes the Slotted Screws ,

    served their purpose in their time. I'm glad technology has moved ahead. I still run into them every once in a while. I use my Dremel grinder on them to make a deep slot or just grind them off.

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