Magnet Helps a Tight Squeeze

Recently, while assembling my new band saw, I needed to install four sets of washers, lock washers and nuts up inside the base where I couldn’t see or reach them easily. The task seemed difficult until a quarter-sized rare-earth magnet came to my rescue.

I put it on the head of each bolt to magnetize it. That way, the washers and nut clung to it, which made their installation a cinch.

– Jim Westbrooks
Canal Fulton, Ohio

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