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PostPosted: November 16th, 2019, 11:13 am 
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PostPosted: November 17th, 2019, 3:54 pm 
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I graduated in 1957, but if I remember right from physics class you can demagnetize implements not meant to be magnetized by putting them in the oven for awhile. Of course, you'd have to scrape off all the hooks and other steel things they picked up while on the tying bench. Except for the magnetization of preferably non-magnetic objects it's a great idea -- and for only 4.99, plus, of course, the cost of the gas or electricity used during the demagnetization process.


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PostPosted: November 17th, 2019, 4:19 pm 
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You know I thought about that and decided I was fine with magnetized implements. However, I do wonder if I'll regret it later on.

So, I throw the question out to the board.

Magnetized scissors, tweezers, dubbing loop tool and such. Good or bad?


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PostPosted: November 17th, 2019, 4:40 pm 
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Almost all my tying tools are magnetized, making it easy to pick up hooks. I haven’t noticed any problems using magnetized tools, fwiw.

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PostPosted: November 18th, 2019, 7:27 am 
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Almost all my tying tools are magnetized, making it easy to pick up hooks. I haven’t noticed any problems using magnetized tools, fwiw. quote Dave M
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PostPosted: November 21st, 2019, 7:42 pm 
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There are so many boxes now that have magnetic bottoms that hooks becoming magnetized during the tying operation may react adversely when placed in said box. Like say hovering above the base of the box due to polarity. Or a whole compartment of Adams parachutes all pointing north.

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PostPosted: November 26th, 2019, 8:49 am 
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Who cares about magnets...I want to know why so many pairs of ✂️ and do you actually use them all?

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PostPosted: November 26th, 2019, 8:55 am 
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Ken B wrote:
Who cares about magnets...I want to know why so many pairs of ✂️ and do you actually use them all?

Ken
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Six......and yes, I do use them all.

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