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Why I bring magnets everywhere.

Magnets, how do they work? I always keep magnets around in the shop and i always keep them in the uh purse there for away missions the tool bag because they come in so bloody handy couple. Little tricks here, you're working on a piece of gear. You got to look at a schematic, stick it right to the piece of gear and then you're not worried about getting it mangled up or greasy or whatever it's just sitting there. Also, if you got to handle thin parts, these are some washers.

What got powder coated instead of yeah, i got ta clean off the powder coating, nice and easy also as an added bonus. If you're working on a piece of steel say you got to flatten something. If you're working on a piece of steel, that's flat, you get extra oomph because the magnet is pulling through. So it comes in pretty handy that way.

So you got ta thread, the needle in a blind hole upside down fighting gravity, and you can't put any hair around it. What you can do you get a magnet help you out and then to hold it there or you got to hold it nut up sidewards in order to get a nasty hole threaded at least you get it threaded and then, once it's on, you get a wrench On there and then coming out or you got to get a tiny little screw up in some cavity somewhere and you're, worried about it falling in and spits the sparkness. Of course that wouldn't happen, because this is a robertson. But if and you were from, the states - and you didn't have a robertson, for instance, if and you're one of them, poor, downtrodden, wobba, tied fellas, stuck with the institutional inertia of a fastener designed to cam out.

Look at that. I can't even get it to stick. Not a magnet there's your friend partner, huh, huh huh, and if you do happen to lose a fastener in the muck. It's yourself a rag, your magnet, not that ah.

By AvvE

12 thoughts on “mechanic magnet tricks #sharts”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tomas T says:

    i have bicycle rubber tubes on them. can put them in places were it would otherwise scratch surfaces and if its full of metal dust or shawings i just pul it down.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars paul Beaumont says:

    Put a magnet in your breast pocket, great for holding fasteners until you need them, they’re held and easily accessed. NOTE: not good for pacemaker users!

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rod Indish says:

    Magnetize the screwdriver by sliding the magnet down the blade a few times in the same direction and it aligns the magnetic flux. Demagnetize by butting the magnet on then pulling it straight off perpendicular to the blade.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J W says:

    I got a bag of about 50 tiny neod magnets from the Bezos Empire, think they are rated 2lb pull but they are just a bit larger than a bb. Great for sticking on screwdrivers or tools or gluing to various other surfaces. I used them to magnetize most of my bits also. Just leave them on a bit for a couple days and some of the magnet juice leaks out onto the bit: magnetic bit.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JONZL1427 says:

    Ha! Robertson (AKA #2 square down here). We’re lucky to find Philips! Usually on some jobs there is an assortment of Phillips and that wonderful “poverty screw” known as the slotted. It’s usually covered in 4 decades of old paint.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DommyBoy Smith says:

    When I was a kid I'd run magnets through the dirt just for kicks.
    It's amazing just how much metal crap is everywhere.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars semuta says:

    If it spins a disc, it’ll spit out small square neodymiums that are perfect for swarf splinters and putting under finger bandaids so you can weed out 90% of the junk jewelry without the estate sale overlords automagically adding 0’s to anything you bring to the till.
    Magnetic hard disc drives spew forth a crescent of neodymium with a slight lip on one side. Perfect for providing a little clearance to pry up or snag with some pliers after the fingernails give out.
    I fucking love magnets

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Null says:

    Cut the hairs off an old broom and put one of those magnetic wall mounts for knives on the bottom instead. Use it to sweep after you drop a bolt, used a grinder or spilled 200 screws all over the place. Thank me later.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Vertin says:

    Poor down trodden worbitded dirty stroken Corn husker, I'm always down in the muck, what the F' is a Robertson? Screw'me driver? Now wonder I get sht done, I've been using tinfoil tips all this time, you should see my magnetic boots for working on metal roofs in the ice and rain, old subwoofer magnets of my own design. Still using safety lines of course ,to pull up coolers of beer.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Troy Stevens says:

    If I had a nickel for every nut I had to hold up sidewards to thread a nasty old hole…Never thought about using magnets. Thanks @AvE.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gravy*Training says:

    In trade school we had an instructor use a magnet, an overhead projector, and some metal fillings to show the actual flux lines and how they radiate. Really cool to see and has stuck with me for over 20 years.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alex Y says:

    One more trick with a small circular neodymium magnet and another large one: I glued small one to a thread and can fish electrical wires from top to bottom behind drywall. Poke two small holes and just catch the small magnet with the field of the large one that is outside against the wall and drag it to the other hole, get it out and fish the wire after thread is pulled. I found it is more efficient than the fishtape and drywall cuts

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