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A friendly dare #7541182 06/24/19 05:59 PM
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Can you name a cheaper tool that can save you more time and money than a telescopic magnet? I have a couple with two different size magnets and feel sure I didn't much more than $5 for either of them. I don't use them often, but there is nothing that works better at retrieving nuts, bolts, and other small pieces of metal that have fallen into places where they are otherwise extremely difficult to reach.

This morning I had to replace a stripped lug bolt from the rear hub of my truck. Knocking the old bolt out turned out to be a piece of cake. However, I had to gasp for a second when it fell back into the brake assembly. Without a telescopic magnet, I would have had to disassemble the brake to reach it. It took all of ten seconds to remove it with the magnet.

There's always a trick when it comes to working on vehicles. For this job, I found the trick is to position the hub so there is maximum clearance behind the lug you need to replace. Doing so provides more clearance to position the new bolt in place.

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Yup! Got mine at Harbor Freight, a big one and a little one. That was money well spent.


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Re: A friendly dare [Re: Texas Dan] #7541472 06/25/19 12:49 AM
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Church key for the win....what do I get?


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Milf does the trick.

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Piece of wire clothes hanger and a small wad of duct tape.

Done.

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Originally Posted by PKnTX
Piece of wire clothes hanger and a small wad of duct tape.

Done.


Very limited lifespan. A telescopic magnet lasts for forever and keeps on working.


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Magnet has very limited material applications.
Tape will pick up most things.

Hell just put some tape on the end of your magnet
and Iíll have no more argument.

Just trying to move this along. duel

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Magnets are great. I also use one of those things you push the button and 3 fingers come out and grab the part.

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Magnets and claw extractors work great.


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Originally Posted by Gangly
Magnets and claw extractors work great.


So do church keys...I still have a few from my time in Germany.... cheers


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Originally Posted by PKnTX
Piece of wire clothes hanger and a small wad of duct tape.

Done.

Couple months ago my wife locked her keys in the car running in the driveway before work. 20 minutes later and little bending on a coat hanger I had it open, no damage to the vehicle. I kept the clothes hanger on the top of the shelf in my shop in case I need it again.


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Yeah, OP was about cost and time which to me includes versatility.

Wire clothes hanger is the clear winner.

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Originally Posted by redchevy
Originally Posted by PKnTX
Piece of wire clothes hanger and a small wad of duct tape.

Done.

Couple months ago my wife locked her keys in the car running in the driveway before work. 20 minutes later and little bending on a coat hanger I had it open, no damage to the vehicle. I kept the clothes hanger on the top of the shelf in my shop in case I need it again.

Add a little wooden wedge next to your coat hanger. When I locked the keys in my truck one afternoon at the office, that's what the pop-a-lock guy used. Wooden wedge between the glass and door panel, and a coat hanger. I was surprised it literally took him about 10 seconds to get my door unlocked.

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Originally Posted by Texas Dan
Can you name a cheaper tool that can save you more time and money than a telescopic magnet?


Leatherman WAVE+

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Saves me a bunch of walking to a toolbox.


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A second vote for the Leatherman. Have to have it.

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Originally Posted by Texas Dan
Can you name a cheaper tool that can save you more time and money than a telescopic magnet?

A hammer?

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A single roll of toilet paper vs a corn cob. You have to clean the corn cob.

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Originally Posted by Hancock
Originally Posted by Texas Dan
Can you name a cheaper tool that can save you more time and money than a telescopic magnet?

A hammer?


A good hammer usually costs significantly more than a good, telescopic magnet. Besides, any shade tree mechanic knows there are other tools that can used as a hammer.

Also, duct tape must be replaced whereas a magnet takes many lifetimes to loose its magnetism. A telescopic magnet also packs and travels very nicely. A coat hanger doesn't.

A telescopic magnet is practically useless for any other reason other than for what it was designed to do. While you'll never be able to drive nails or straighten metal with it, you'll also never be able to get those tools to perform the same task as a telescopic magnet.

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