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Re: Do you guys carry a Magnet?

October 08, 2019 01:11PM avatar
I do carry a magnet. I have a Lesche digger and I used a Forstner bit to drill a hole the right depth to flush mount three 3/4” neodymium disc magnets in the handle. A sharp bit will cut the red plastic and wood is underneath. Epoxy works good to hold them in place, and some caulk seals the small opening in the plastic grip epoxy won’t stick to.

Our soil is volcanic, sandy in texture in most places, and this works well to find that small target like a brad, boot nail, or tin shard that is time consuming to look for when the target doesn’t immediately show up.

Two negatives are it will pick up small ferrous rocks which may be uncomfortable on your hand if you don’t see them, and it will occasionally stick to the car door if I’m not careful. I was so happy with the results I mounted them in the hand pick I use once in a while.

I have noticed no interference with the machines I use, Makro, Nokta and XP Deus.
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Do you guys carry a Magnet?

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