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Screwdriver magnetic

The seeker

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Hi I’m looking to get a screwdriver not for Philips or flat heads but for bulb holder hexagon heads I have one that is the right size that you can fit different heads into bit the body itself isn’t magnetic - any pointers thanks
 

stumblor

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Hilmor nut drivers.


Not cheap but bloody brilliant. Red 1/4" most used (playfield hex screws), followed yellow 5/15" and green 11/32".
 

Biff

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I have the RS components nut spinners - very good! Very deep. If you want to make yours magnetic, just find a decently strong magnet and stroke the magnet in one direction about 5 - 10 time - magnetised... :)
 

VW Lee

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As Biff says use a strong magnet, or a length of wire wrapped around the shaft of the screwdriver bare the ends back touch one end of the wire on a car battery and the tip of the screw driver to the other post on the battery (hold the handle of the screw driver) only do this for a fraction of a second about 5 times.
Im sure there will be youtube vids on how to do this. Ive done it a few times works well.
 

Bod

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I got a standard bit screwdriver from B&Q with extra long shaft. Then I put a neodymium 4mm magnet inside.
The long shift goes in-between the wires without snagging, and the extra powerful magnet means the screw doesn't fall off if it hits anything.
Costs about £12-15
 

Colywobbles

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Hilmor nut drivers.


Not cheap but bloody brilliant. Red 1/4" most used (playfield hex screws), followed yellow 5/15" and green 11/32".

I can 2nd these as the best ones out there I’ve had mine around 20yr and they my goto drivers when working on my pins and I would be at a loss without them.
 
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