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Other Screwdriver magnetiser

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by wyx087, 27 Sep 2020.

  1. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    I’m finally fed up with dropping screws with my non-magnetic driver. It works well, but really difficult to work on those hard to reach places due to inability to reach in.

    Any recommendation on a good magnetic screwdriver?

    What about those magnetiser? Are they worth getting instead?

    I see LTT uses some sort of ratchet screwdriver, it can still hold screw on its tip. Worth getting? Which one would you recommend?
     
  2. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Get a set of long slim screwdrivers with magnetised tips and a few short ones.
     
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  3. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Well-Known Member

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    I have the Wera star demagnetiser, it works like magic. One swipe and you have a strongly magnetic tip, another and it's flat dead like it's not even made of metal. Less than a fiver.
     
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  4. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    So those magnetiser works. Do you need to swipe every time you start to do a build? Or do they keep the magnetism for a few weeks?

    I have a single one that works well. I’m thinking those magnetiser are the easiest for me.
     
  5. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    I just stripped the actuator magnets from an old HDD. A couple of swipes with that and I'm good.
     
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  6. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Well-Known Member

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    I was amazed at how well it works. They'll stay magnetic permanently, then swipe and it's gone again. I should have got one years ago.
     
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  7. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    My Dad has one many years ago. It’s really strong and I can imagine it doing the job. Unfortunately he can no longer find it.


    Thanks all. I’ll just buy a magnetiser, simplest and cheapest solution.

    Fiver, perfect.
    https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Wera-050...etiser&qid=1601197642&sr=8-1-fkmr0&th=1&psc=1
     
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  8. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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  9. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    This is my super fancy pants mag:
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    Dragging the screwdriver along that groove between the two mags will demagnetise it really quickly - literally a few wipes. Dragging across the pads magnetises just as fast.
     
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  10. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    I've got the wera one and it does work really well.
     
  11. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    It arrived late yesterday and I moved the NVMe drive with heatsink under the graphics card to see whether the cheapo heatsink is any improvement over mobo heatspreader. It wasn't. So I moved it back.

    Magnetism is strongest imminently after swipes, unsurprisingly. Could pick up 2 screws sometimes. An hour later, it's not as strong but still does the job holding 1 screw to easily screw in. Repeated de-magnetise and re-magetise feels like magic.
    The screwdriver need to be good quality. The crappy tiny one came with M2 heatsink works somewhat, only just manages to hold one tiny M2 screw.
     
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  12. Osgeld

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    Ya I have done that forever works a treat
     
  13. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Also have the wera one and it's worked perfectly
     

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