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??????
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.
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.