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Cornish Jack18/10/2019 17:02:19
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Definitely one for the Tea Room!

I have used telescopic magnetic pick-ups ever since I started to mess about with metal. They are essential nowadays to cope with back problems. A rummage around Lidls yesterday found a batch of various mag tools and I grabbed a couple of combined pick-up and mirror packs. Broke open one of the packs when I got home and out fell an instruction leaflet!!! An instruction leaflet ... for a mag pickup?? Elfin Safety beyond ridiculous!! Just to confirm that H&S WERE over the top, I read the leaflet. ... Well, well, welll! Drawings AND instructions? Fitting new batteries ...? batteries? for magnets? Oh, wait a minute - that mag head actually has an LED fitted and 3 button cells to operate it! I HAD NO IDEA!!! Must be some new bright idea. Went out to the workshop and looked at my oldest similar one ... That was similarly fitted but having been in use for 6 or 7 years, the LED was well past its prime! It's been obvious for some time that I'm very good at 'Senior Moments' but this is Gold Medal standard!!

I realise that nobody else on the Forum would be so daft, but for anyone yet to use this tool, please note the extra facility!

More tablets, please, Nurse!



old mart18/10/2019 17:17:33
1795 forum posts
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They are technically challenging to some people. On one end there is a magnet, and they will not work if you hold then the wrong way round!dont know. I have a number of magnets on handles stuck to the wall behind the machines at the museum, the longest is 3 feet.

Hacksaw18/10/2019 17:55:08
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Also great for when you go out to the dustbin ...and the door slams shut in the wind.. and the keys are in the lock the other side.. Ask me how i know blush

Bandersnatch18/10/2019 18:24:36
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Did the instruction leaflet also tell you to wear safety glasses when using it?

Sam Longley 118/10/2019 18:51:34
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Posted by Cornish Jack on 18/10/2019 17:02:19:- that mag head actually has an LED fitted and 3 button cells to operate it! I HAD NO IDEA!!! Must be some new bright idea.


Well it would be--- It had a light in ityes

Ian Skeldon 218/10/2019 18:52:46
486 forum posts
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During a recent clear out at an engineers workshop I started to remove small items from a magnetic knife holder (as used in kitchens). One item refused to budge, blimey that segment must be mega magnetic I thinks.....or maybe it was screwed on with the screw head then obscured so that it was not seen doh.....embarrassed

Howard Lewis19/10/2019 11:55:28
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Be content! The boxes have been ticked,

So even if you swallow the thing, or it kills your pacemaker, the suppliers are not liable.

You have been instructed and warned. (Do not swallow" and other non common sense advice. )

Although common sense is no longer that common, so that's why we get all this guff.


AJW20/10/2019 09:29:32
289 forum posts
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Oh dear! First part of the instructions of stuff I have bought recently usually advise on how to dispose of it!


Mike Poole20/10/2019 09:44:11
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Remember the days when you were working on a car engine and the tool you dropped usually appeared under the car? Now they fall into the under tray and a telescopic magnet with light is a big help to retrieve tool or whatever you dropped.


larry phelan 120/10/2019 09:45:54
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