A Useful hint

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  1. Scottie-TX

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    Two teensy screws; One for the barrel cap - the other for the barrel ratchet. Handling them many times during the evening as I have a challenge. Not a big one. Threads in the barrel for the cap screw are stripped. Closing the bench for the eve looked down and - UH - OH. Only ONE! He was quickly located. He wandered a few inches away onto the counter. Out comes the magnet. I won't have that problem again.
     

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  2. Brian Smith

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    Another similar helpful hint - I use a device called " 6 inch Magnetic Parts Tray" by GRIP out of Grand Rapids, MI. It is a 6" diameter steel tray that is magnetized. When I dismantle a clock, I put screws, hands, levers, nails, etc. into the tray so nothing gets lost. The magnet is strong enough to hold the parts and to attach itself vertically to my exposed duct work to keep it off my bench and safe..
     
  3. shutterbug

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    I have a smaller one, maybe 3" for the same purpose. Do keep screws associated with the balance/platform away from magnetic things!
     
  4. bangster

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    Tesla would be proud. :coolsign:
     
  5. Scottie-TX

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    Guess so, BONG. Just can't think of how a rock band would find this useful.
     
  6. Bob Reichel

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    I have some 8 x 10 magnetic sheets from the craft store, that are used to mount refrigerator pictures. Use them and just put them away.
     

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