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Posted: 4/19/2016 9:35:47 AM EST
Just the easy shop way.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 9:36:15 AM EST
Are you serious?
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 9:36:57 AM EST
wrap it in copper and then insert both copper ends into an outlet
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wrap it in copper and then insert both copper ends into an outlet
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Link Posted: 4/19/2016 9:40:17 AM EST
Get a permanant magnet off your fridge. Drag it along the length of the screwdriver a few times. Viola
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 9:40:47 AM EST
With my mind.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 9:41:10 AM EST
Rub another screwdriver together with it.
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Originally Posted By bes53181:
Get a permanant magnet off your fridge. Drag it along the length of the screwdriver a few times. Viola
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I feel like dragging either magnets or a screwdriver along a viola would probably be pretty hard on the finish.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 9:41:22 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/19/2016 9:42:49 AM EST by Rem700PSS]
Buy one?

Seriously, a harbor freight you can get one for <$2.00.

I have craftsmans that aren't...but Dewalts that are :)

ETA: Mother fucking fuck...I wasted 17000 telling someone to buy a tool at Harbor Freight...FML.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 9:42:31 AM EST
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I feel like dragging either magnets or a screwdriver along a viola would probably be pretty hard on the finish.
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Originally Posted By bes53181:
Get a permanant magnet off your fridge. Drag it along the length of the screwdriver a few times. Viola


I feel like dragging either magnets or a screwdriver along a viola would probably be pretty hard on the finish.


Link Posted: 4/19/2016 9:43:44 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/19/2016 9:44:19 AM EST by Abrenneman]
Stick it across both terminals of a car battery.



Eta
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 9:44:35 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Rem700PSS:
Buy one?

Seriously, a harbor freight you can get one for <$2.00.

I have craftsmans that aren't...but Dewalts that are :)

ETA: Mother fucking fuck...I wasted 17000 telling someone to buy a tool at Harbor Freight...FML.
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FWIW, this made my day haha.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 9:47:32 AM EST
Originally Posted By Timco:
Just the easy shop way.
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I have some of those little strong button magnets that I just put on near the grip when i want it magnetized. Works like a charm for my non-magnetized drivers or tools.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 9:48:26 AM EST
pee on the tip while holding a 9v battery on you're tongue
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 9:48:35 AM EST
Fucking Google it:


A 9-volt battery is an ideal battery for magnetizing a small screwdriver. It's small and easy to move around; you can even tape the battery to the handle of the screwdriver. Importantly, no other battery, that's relatively inexpensive, produces nine volts. Magnetizing a small screwdriver is a great way to introduce magnetism and basic physics to your children while providing entertainment and at the same time making a useful magnetic device.

<section class="things-needed clearfix mod js-things-needed">

Things You'll Need

  • Screwdriver with a metal shaft at least four inches long and a nonconducting handle at least two inches long
  • Uninsulated AWG 18-gauge wire
  • Wire cutters
  • 9-volt battery
  • Electrical insulating tape
  • Scissors
</section>
  • Wind uninsulated AWG 18-gauge wire tightly around the shaft of the screwdriver. Start about one-half inch from the handle. Leave three inches of wire free at the end where you start winding.

  • Stop winding the wire when you get one-half inch from the tip of the screwdriver. Cut the wire with wire cutters, leaving enough wire to reach back up to the handle.

  • Place a 9-volt battery next to the screwdriver handle, ensuring the battery terminals face toward the shaft of the screwdriver. Wrap electrical insulating tape around the screwdriver handle and the battery to hold the battery firmly on the handle. Use scissors to cut the tape.

  • Wrap the end of one wire near the handle around one of the 9-volt battery terminals. Wrap the end of the other wire around the other battery terminal. Use electrical insulating tape to hold the wires in place. Your screwdriver will be magnetized.







Or just stick a magnet on the tip for a few.


Link Posted: 4/19/2016 9:48:45 AM EST
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Originally Posted By unauthenticated:

I have some of those little strong button magnets that I just put on near the grip when i want it magnetized. Works like a charm for my non-magnetized drivers or tools.
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Originally Posted By unauthenticated:
Originally Posted By Timco:
Just the easy shop way.

I have some of those little strong button magnets that I just put on near the grip when i want it magnetized. Works like a charm for my non-magnetized drivers or tools.
Take apart old computer hard drives-they have very strong magnets in them.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 9:54:28 AM EST
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I feel like dragging either magnets or a screwdriver along a viola would probably be pretty hard on the finish.
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Originally Posted By bes53181:
Get a permanant magnet off your fridge. Drag it along the length of the screwdriver a few times. Viola


I feel like dragging either magnets or a screwdriver along a viola would probably be pretty hard on the finish.



I feel like I'm missing a completely obvious joke.

I hope I am.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 9:55:37 AM EST
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I feel like I'm missing a completely obvious joke.

I hope I am.
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Originally Posted By sjuhockey10:
Originally Posted By bes53181:
Get a permanant magnet off your fridge. Drag it along the length of the screwdriver a few times. Viola


I feel like dragging either magnets or a screwdriver along a viola would probably be pretty hard on the finish.



I feel like I'm missing a completely obvious joke.

I hope I am.


Viola:

Link Posted: 4/19/2016 9:59:09 AM EST
Strap it to your junk and go find an electric fence to lay it on. Instant magnetic force
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 10:02:04 AM EST
Just drag it across a magnet. I use an old speaker I took out of a car.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 10:06:45 AM EST
I use one of these. A 1.5 Tesla magnet will magnetize the fuck out of a screwdriver.

Link Posted: 4/19/2016 10:10:29 AM EST
I use a hella-strong magnet from a disk drive.
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OP you just need to microwave it on medium for about 30 seconds.

Don't mind the sparks, its just a byproduct of the process.

Link Posted: 4/19/2016 10:19:20 AM EST
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Originally Posted By mustangduckk:


OP you just need to microwave it on medium for about 30 seconds.

Don't mind the sparks, its just a byproduct of the process.

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That's the unmagnetic molecules being driven out. When you are finished, all that's left are magnetic molecules.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 10:25:23 AM EST
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You have a Weller solder gun? Put a soldering tip in it.

You can turn on the solder gun, insert the screwdriver tip between the electrodes and then shut off the solder gun.

To demagnetize, insert the screwdriver in between the electrodes, turn on the gun and slowly remove the screw driver.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 10:35:30 AM EST
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Originally Posted By natew73:
I use one of these. A 1.5 Tesla magnet will magnetize the fuck out of a screwdriver.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ee/MRI-Philips.JPG
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Yeah, that's all well and good, but what do you use when you want to magnetize a flat-blade screwdriver???
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 10:36:57 AM EST
A demagnetizer should be standard for any workshop. They're only like 50 bucks.

You can also magnetize with them.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 10:53:14 AM EST
Do you need to pick up an aluminum bolt or screw?
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 10:58:44 AM EST
You're going to need a treadmill.
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Yeah, that's all well and good, but what do you use when you want to magnetize a flat-blade screwdriver???
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Originally Posted By natew73:
I use one of these. A 1.5 Tesla magnet will magnetize the fuck out of a screwdriver.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ee/MRI-Philips.JPG


Yeah, that's all well and good, but what do you use when you want to magnetize a flat-blade screwdriver???



Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:06:12 AM EST
I built the standard buttwipe tube wrapped with copper wire magnetizer when I was a kid and magnetized just about everything in the garage before moving on to the silverware.
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I feel like dragging either magnets or a screwdriver along a viola would probably be pretty hard on the finish.
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Originally Posted By bes53181:
Get a permanant magnet off your fridge. Drag it along the length of the screwdriver a few times. Viola


I feel like dragging either magnets or a screwdriver along a viola would probably be pretty hard on the finish.

Obviously, you drag it across the strings.


Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:16:09 AM EST
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Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:28:14 AM EST
Is OP still with us
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:32:32 AM EST
Put a magnet in it's handle
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:37:28 AM EST
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Originally Posted By MARINE-ORDIE:
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That's how you get smaller screwdrivers.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:52:19 AM EST
Put the screwdriver on a treadmill for 87 seconds. Duh !!!
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Originally Posted By Rem700PSS:
Buy one?

Seriously, a harbor freight you can get one for <$2.00.

I have craftsmans that aren't...but Dewalts that are :)

ETA: Mother fucking fuck...I wasted 17000 telling someone to buy a tool at Harbor Freight...FML.
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Look at it this way: you used that post to help a fellow ARFCOMer.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 12:55:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Ridgerunner9876:
A demagnetizer should be standard for any workshop. They're only like 50 bucks.

You can also magnetize with them.
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You can demagnetized a screwdriver by smacking it pretty good against a hard object. The oscillations cause the flux lines to quickly pass through each other and cancel one another out. Gets it about 90% demagnetized.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 12:57:47 PM EST
I have a phillips driver that I've been hanging by the tip from an 90's era hard drive magnet for fifteen years. That fucker is unbelievably magnetized.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 1:09:17 PM EST
Wow! Sure seems to be a lot of ways to accomplish what OP is looking for
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 3:18:37 PM EST
Sick it to an old speaker magnet.
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