Magnetic Pick Up Tool
Long Handled Magnets
My dad gave me a long handled magnet when I owned an apartment building that needed lots of work. He knew the nails would be flying and I could use my magnetic pick up tool to quickly pick them up. Well, that apartment building is now someone else's headache, but I still have my magnet.
This thing is amazing! As you would imagine, it sticks to all things metal (well, most things; it picks up metal objects with iron in them), even some things you don't want it to like dumpsters, cars, and building poles. But it's also great at picking up little things like nails, bottle caps, and even lighters.
This photo shows my magnet full of bottle caps and a few nails. The pennies had to be picked up manually; there's no iron in coins except for 1943 pennies made during World War II when other metals were needed for war efforts.
Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood
Use a long handled magnet to sweep the driveway
and lawn to pick up metal like nails and
bottle caps to reduce flat tires.
Super-Strong Magnetic Extension Pick Up Tool
50 LB Force
Pro-Quality 16 LB Magnetic Extension Pick Up Tool
TEKTON 7617 50-lb. Telescoping Magnetic Pick-Up Tool
Use Magnets to Retrieve Batteries
Get batteries out of toys and
small appliances with a magnet.
(But don't use magnets around
computers, of course.)
Small Magnets for Found Object Art Projects
Use these small magnets to create magnets for the fridge or filing cabinet with all the found objects you'll find with a long-handled magnet!
General Tools 759398 Telescoping 10-Pound Magnetic Pick up
SE 15Lb Magnet Pick-up Tool, 33" Long, Stainless Steel
SE Black 9 Lb. Telescopic Magnet Pick-up Tool,26"Long
Retrieve Small Parts When Working on the Car
Use a small telescoping magnet when working on the car to retrieve small parts you drop.
Stuff a Magnet Picks Up - It's always a treasure hunt; click the small photos below to enlarge them.Click thumbnail to view full-size
Use a Magnet as a Stud Finder
There's nails in them thar' studs!
Use a magnet as a stud finder.
Master Magnetics #07270 2OZ RED Horsesh Magnet
Giant Horseshoe Magnet
Red Cast Alnico 5 U-Shaped Magnet With Keeper, 1-3/16" Wide, 2" Tall, 1/4" Thick
(Pack of 1)
Home Improvement and Magnets
Roll a magnet through the grass after any home improvement project like roofing or repairs to shutters to pick up stray nails and what not.
18" Rolling Magnetic Sweeper Nail Metal Pick Up Magnet Tool
New 24" Rolling Magnetic Sweeper Pick Up Tool Magnet Picks Up to 30lbs
Heavy Duty 24" Magnetic Sweeper for Concrete, Carpet or Grass
Adjustable Sweep Height
Found Money in the Street -- My Found Money Blog
I track the money I find at my blog
Found Money in the Street.
I should add the word Alley to that description because while wandering down an alley recently with my magnet, I found four pennies and a nickel. SCORE!
Magnets -- Not Just For the Fridge - Do You Know Where Your Magnets Are?
- 10 Creative Uses for Magnets - DIY Life
Magnets are best known for keeping kid's drawings and recipes up on our refrigerators. But beyond being fastened to your fridge, they've got quite a lot of unusual uses. Let's take a look at 10 clever ways you can use magnets around your home.
- 10 Uses for Magnets | Workshop Accessories | Tools and Products | This Old House - 1
Improve home heating, give your water heater a longer life and eight other uses for magnets
- 17 cool magnet tricks - Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories
Here are seventeen of our favorite magnet tricks, projects and demos.
I found junk with my Magnetic Pick Up Tool - and made other stuff from the junk. Here are some photos.Click thumbnail to view full-size
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