Family Handyman website shares an amazing idea of how to pick up nails and screws.
I can’t tell you how many times during the remodeling of our home I have knocked over whole boxes of nails or screws on to the floor leaving me so frustrated. Picking them up by hand is time consuming and a pain in the back.
Use dowel and pot magnet to pick up screws
When you spill screws, nails, brads or other small metal parts on a dusty shop floor, pick them up in seconds, minus the dust. Screw a 3-in.-dia. pot magnet (at most home centers) on the end of a wood dowel to create your “picker-upper.” To use this tool, place an inside-out sandwich bag over the magnet and start sweeping the area. The hardware will leap up to the powerful magnet as you sweep the floor. To unload and bag the metal pieces in one quick step, just pull the bag off the magnet.
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