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Anybody carry a magnet?

Discussion in 'Other Every Day Carry Items' started by gstod, May 17, 2011.

  1. volvo63'

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    When I do go to the scrap yard, I sometimes carry a keychain magnet that the they used to give out. My dad carries a keychain magnet, a magnet on a 4 foot pole, and a telescoping pen magnet.
     
  2. Haubitz

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    Excuse a dumb question, but what does “scrapping junk metals” mean? ???
     
  3. gstod

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    The only dumb question is the one thats never asked. What i meant by that is i am going to be recycling metal for a profit and need to use the magnet for separating the steel from aluminum and other non magnetic metals that are worth more.
     
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    I made a monkey's fist around a 1/2" spherical Neodymium magnet to use as a lanyard. It's fun to carry and works really well. Just be careful that it doesn't ruin your credit cards or phone or something.
     
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    I EDC a telescopic magnet, just in case I ever drop my car keys into a tight spot.
     
  7. Sarky

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    DX sell magnets (neodymium and Rare Earth) in all shapes and sizes. The disc shaped ones are handy as battery spacers.

    Probably the most convenient to carry, just for checking for things like ferrous metals, are the little disc shaped 'ordinary' magnets the size of small coins. I've seen these in craft stores. They are used as fasteners on presentation boxes (and my Kindle cover).
     
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  8. Brangdon

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    I sometimes carry a magnet, on a length of thin cord in the hope it will be useful for picking things up. I keep it in a small pill fob, which prevents anything else from actually touching it or getting too close to the field. I also keep it in a fob pocket so it's separate from vulnerable stuff. (I don't trust Mythbusters.)

    I quite like the idea of a magnet around my neck, but having found something that both looks OK and I'd trust not to strangle me. The only time I asked about magnetic clasps in a jewelers they said they weren't reliable.
     
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    Several lanyard supply outfits sell 'lanyard breakaways' that are dirt cheap & work well.
     
  11. Sarky

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    That's magnetic attraction ^

    ;)
     
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    I've had a work keycard on a chain at my hip before get wiped by having my phone in a nearby pocket.

    Magnet wise I have a small magnetic srewdriver (phillips at one end and flat head at the other) :)
     
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    I've got a couple of magnetic clasps that seem to work pretty well. One side is reccesed so the other side slides in, keeps it from being pushed sideways and unhooking. Gnarly knows the company that sells all kinds of magnets. All his fault I bought a bunch!:)K&J Magnetics thats the place.
     
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    l edc a telescoping magnetic retriever (looks like a pen) on my leatherman sheath in one of the side tubes
     
  15. T.H.Cone

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    So one day, long ago, I get home and there is this box from some guy named Gnarly. Filled with lots of EDC odds and ends. Still don't know why he sent it... probably because I'm so dang good looking. Anyway, there was this tiny yet crazy powerful magnet in there. It has a little hole drilled through it so you can attach a line. Awesome! Although I realIy dug the flat Tops whistle, the magnet was by far the coolest thing our good friend put in the box.

    Now it rides under my USA flag on my MaxP Jumbo. Totally unobtrusive. Here's the link. They have bigger ones too, in case you have to lift a small car.

    Thanks again, Gnarly.
     
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    I EDC a chick magnet and it's called ATF :D
     
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    Not what I've heard.:D
     
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    I do have a couple of those disc magnets, probably 1/4" in diameter and 1/8" thick and much smaller ones which I stocked in my so called survival tin can.
     
  20. Gnarly
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    Ironically, I had to unwind the 200# Dyneema & use my K&J cube magnet, just the other day, THCone! (Usually use 6# test mono line with the B-444-1, but I ran outta mono awhile back!)

    After settling into the deerstand, I happened to glance down.....there, on the ground about 17' below, was my V3U+ light....left behind, when I started my climb.

    Rather than climb back down, I used the magnet.
    It glommed onto the Spro swivel above the S3, and up she came.
    Silently.
    Unlike my climbing.

    To only be one-quarter inch square, and only cost 80 cents, that tiny thing has really been handy.
    On a bet once, it picked up over 4 lbs.

    First time I used it was to save a collectable lockback knife, from a storm sewer.....about 5' down, but definitely: out of reach.
    Second time was fishing a MT out of a crevice on Chimney Rock, in the Red River Gorge (Daniel Boone Nat'l Forest).

    Will quit rambling now....gladja like it,THC.
     
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