How To: Magnetize a screwdriver

Magnetize a screwdriver

This will show you how to magnetize your screwdrivers. Very easy to do, and very handy when working in tight spaces. Don't drop any more screws. Do this!


This is very true ,Ilearned this procedure about 45 years ago And forgot it.Thanks for bringing it back to my memory bank.I worked in upholstery and use to use a tack hammer and used to magnetize it this way.Thank you,Herman

Pretty cool. I knew how to magnitize it by rubbing it with a magnet, but creating an electro-magnet this way is a pretty useful substitue when you don't have a spare magnet around...

how long does it last for?

long enough to get the job done i suppose.i mean really,in 5 minutes you could magnetize every screwdriver,drill bit,allen wrench and so forth that you own.

as long as you don't tap or drop the skruedriver it will hold a long time, and longer then using a non electricmagnet :-)


thank you

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