How To: Magnetize Any Screwdriver

How To: Magnetize Any Screwdriver

Taryn Williford
Nov 11, 2009

Putting together Ikea media cabinets or taking apart electronics to hack certainly requires a whole lot of tiny metal (and easily lost) screws. Take your trusty, heavy-duty screwdriver and give it a little magnet power with this DIY project.

Sure, you could hop up to a big-box store and buy a pre-magnetized screwdriver. But if you've got a well-built tool already in your toolbox, use this little DIY project to make it magnetized and keep you from losing a million tiny screws.

The project, posted over at Instructables, involves only your tool and a strong magnet (the author says a pickup tool works best). Check out the full instructions here.

(Image: Flickr user Yo Spiff under license from Creative Commons.)

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