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The Easy Way To Magnetize A Basic Screwdriver
TikTok user Nick Starrett demonstrates a simple and straightforward way to magnetize a basic screwdriver: Just attach a magnet to the screwdriver's shaft, preferably near the tip.
This hack will come in handy the next time you lose a screw in an unreachable nook or cranny. Also, this technique works well with steel screwdrivers and most types of screws.
While almost any magnet can serve this purpose, a stronger magnet offers a better hold on screws. A Neodymium magnet, which sells for about $3 for a pack of 10, is a good choice.
It's worth noting that if you're working around steel parts, though, a strong magnet may inadvertently snap to nearby metal pieces, which could interfere with your work.
In such scenarios, it's advisable to have some weaker magnets available. If you are pressed for time, a fridge magnet can be a suitable alternative.