magnetizing tools

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Old 07-04-02, 06:15 AM
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magnetizing tools

How do you magnetize tools?
 
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Old 07-05-02, 07:06 AM
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Store them with a magnet. The bigger the magnet, the quicker they'll become magnetic themselves.

Which means, of course, that any tools you don't want to be magnetic shouldn't be stored with a magnet, or even any other magnetic tools.
 
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Old 07-07-02, 04:49 AM
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Or a qiucker way is to wrap a wire around the tool ( metal ) several times, hold one end of the wire on the neg or pos of a good 12 volt source and drag the other end across the other terminal/lead, just letting the wire arc a few times to temporarily magnetize the tool, such as a screwdriver. Do not run constant voltage! Just let it arc a few times.
 
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Old 07-08-02, 05:23 AM
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Boman is correct... but please make sure you're properly insulating yourself during the procedure
 
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