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 Post subject: Parts catcher
PostPosted: Apr Sat 16, 2016 11:12 pm 
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Like many of us i have on occasion had a little nut or screw roll off my work bench. This can cause a little frustration as we all know. Here is what i did and it has saved the day. I have a strip outlet mounted on the front of my work bench. Ordered 20 of little super strong magnets and put them on top of the outlet strip. So far it has caught two little screws that would have gone into never never land. I just ordered 20 more to cover the whole length of the strip. 20 of them are $7.38.
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 Post subject: Re: Parts catcher
PostPosted: Apr Sun 17, 2016 7:44 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Parts catcher
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I think it is the presence of all those magnets that is responsible for your superpowers Stan! :lol:

Great tip!

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 Post subject: Re: Parts catcher
PostPosted: Apr Wed 20, 2016 3:09 am 
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Just adds to his "Personal Magnetism" . . . .

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 Post subject: Re: Parts catcher
PostPosted: May Thu 12, 2016 5:35 pm 
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I have worked at benches that had an aluminum channel attached to the front to catch any wayward items. Especially good for non magnetic things.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Crown-Bolt-3 ... /100338033

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 Post subject: Re: Parts catcher
PostPosted: Jun Thu 02, 2016 4:15 am 
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flyboy71 wrote:
I have worked at benches that had an aluminum channel attached to the front to catch any wayward items. Especially good for non magnetic things.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Crown-Bolt-3 ... /100338033

I would shy away from metal, however a PVC pipe cut in half would be a safer alternative. Or some plastic type channel too!

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 Post subject: Re: Parts catcher
PostPosted: Jun Sat 04, 2016 5:01 pm 
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Make sure you don't have any credit cards in your pocket when you approach the bench!

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 Post subject: Re: Parts catcher
PostPosted: Jun Mon 06, 2016 6:00 pm 
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I routed a channel 3/8" wide by 1/4" deep about 2" back from the front edge of the bench for the entire width. No metal. No magnets. Vacuum to keep clean.


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 Post subject: Re: Parts catcher
PostPosted: Jun Sat 18, 2016 7:37 pm 
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its quite creative but it wouldn't be too friendly to transistors and microchips (some of the stuff I play with) also never set a flash drive next to it :lol:

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