Tired of dropping screws on the job because your screwdriver’s magnetized tip has a weak charge? Or, conversely, are you tired of your screwdriver head picking up every annoying metal shaving on your workbench? Klein Tools has the cure for what ails you. Soon to be released, the Klein Magnetizer uses rare earth magnets to either magnetize or demagnetize your screwdriver head and bits.
The process is simple, and it takes mere seconds to keep you from wanting to chuck your screwdriver through the nearest wall.
How Does The Klein Magnetizer Work?
Taking up just enough space to fit on a keyring, the Klein Magnetizer can clip to any toolbag or backpack. The compact and lightweight magnetizer uses rare-earth magnets to magnetize or demagnetize your screwdrivers and screwdriver bits. One side of the magnetizer has a hole for magnetizing, while the other end has three holes for demagnetizing drivers of various sizes.
The process is simple. To magnetize your screwdriver, insert it fully into the magnetizer slot. Klein asks that you avoid rotating the shaft as you slowly pull the driver back out.
Likewise, to demagnetize, slide your screwdriver into one of the demagnetization slots. There are some options on the demagnetizer end, but pick the size closest to your bit size. Again, avoid rotating the shaft as you pull the screwdriver out of the demagnetizer.
The Klein Magnetizer fits most screwdriver types, including precision screwdrivers, 1/4 Slotted, #2 Phillips, and #3 Phillips heads. No batteries are required to operate the magnetizer.
This product should be available for purchase soon from anywhere Klein Tools are sold and retails for $9.99.
I’ve been horsing around with the Klein magnetizer for a little while now, and it works exactly as advertised. The magnetizing and demagnetizing processes are simple and effective. And, I can attach it to my backpack, or on a ring on my tool bag. At around 10 bucks, this seems like a great little accessory to have for those times when you come across a screwdriver or bit without a magnetic tip. It’s also extremely helpful for those times when you’d prefer something without a magnetic charge, like when you’re working around metal shavings. Ultimately, you might not need to use this very often, but it’s super helpful to have around for those rare occasions when you’d like to reverse the magnetism of your tools.
Klein Magnetizer Features
- Magnetizes and demagnetizes screwdriver tips and bits using powerful rare-earth magnets
- Single swipe operation provides immediate magnetization/demagnetization
- Fits most screwdrivers including precision screwdrivers, 1/4 Slotted, #2 Phillips and #3 Phillips
- Attaches to tool bags or backpacks with the included stainless steel key ring
- US patent pending
- No batteries required
- Made in the USA with global components
- To magnetize: insert screwdriver fully into magnetizing slot; avoid rotating the shaft while drawing out slowly
- To demagnetize: insert screwdriver fully into demagnetizing slot; avoid rotating the shaft while drawing out slowly
Klein Magnetizer Specs
- Model Number: MAG2
- Color: Orange
- Weight: 0.1 lbs
- Height: 0.5″
- Length: 2.2″
- Width: 1.1″
- Keyring: Yes
- MSRP: $16.00