Magnetising a screwdriver
Screwing something on horizontally/vertically? No problem with a magnetised screwdriver!
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Good screwdrivers should be magnetised these days, which would make it easier to get screws into hard to reach places. Magnetisation also comes in handy when you need to pick up a screw from the floor. Unfortunately, my screwdriver is pretty old and weakly magnetised: He barely manages to pick up a screw. As soon as you shake the screwdriver a little bit, the screw falls off.
Option 1: Attach a magnet to the screwdriverAll I had to do to revive a screwdriver, was to slide a ring magnet of the right size over the blade. In my case, the ring magnet type R-19-09-06-N fit nicely. Adding the magnet makes the screwdriver magnetic.
Now the screwdriver holds up to five screws at once! If only one screw hangs on the tip (which is generally the case :-)), it will hold extremely well and can even be mounted upside down.
It is important, that the ring magnet remains on the screwdriver – if you remove it, you are also removing the magnetisation at the same time.