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By cherrybuster ·
I hear so many people claiming Magnetic tools are a Major NO NO for working on PC's, but others say they are the BEST. I currently do not use them, but I would rather use them. Everytime I drop one of those tiny screws in the bottom of a PC I get frustrated. Sometimes I put flux on the tip of the screw driver to help it stay on, but over all I would be much happier with some magnetic tip screws.

Is there any truth to magnetic tools causing damage to Hardware in PC's.

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by richard_barsby In reply to Magnetic Tools

Hi I guess that the reason is it saves you damaging any floppys lying around ie boot disks. Because magnetic screw drivers cannot affect the hardware othe than possibly the drives but i doubt it.

Best of Luck

Rich

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by grump In reply to Magnetic Tools

Use your Magnetic screw driver or torx driver, then you won't be droping screws in the PC. I have been in the service of electronic and mechanical equipment for over 23 year and use of Magnetic screw driver has made inserting and removing screws a snap. Don't drop any screws ans long as the screws have steel , them brass and bronze screws (different story). The amound of magnetic field created by the tip of the screw driver would only cause problems with the magnetic medai such as floppy disc and tape and then you would have to get so close that you are touching the media surface which would probly be on purpose..

Use the tools to their full advantage..

I have all my tools hanging from Magnets removed from old hard drives. Plairs,nut driver, torx driver, screw driver.

And if you by accident do drop a screw, simply tough it with the tip of your screw driver and pick it up..

No Problem...

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by Some Guy in Seattle In reply to Magnetic Tools

Keep your floppies out of the way and you should be all right. If you don't have degaussing available on your monitor try to keep it away from that as well.

Otherwise, make sure the power's off (unless you're *really* careful) and you shouldn't have a problem.

Hope that helps,

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by cherrybuster In reply to Magnetic Tools

thanks for all of your input. I will be buying me some new tools soon :)

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by cherrybuster In reply to Magnetic Tools

I do not know why it says rejected. I didn't reject answers

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