[Boatanchors] Why didn't I think of that?
rinkies at att.net
Fri Aug 26 22:46:40 EDT 2011
My unvarying procedure when working on a piece of equipment is:
Step 1: Take out all appropriate screws, bolts, and nuts, and put them in a
paper cup or other container.
Step 2: While removing chassis from cabinet, knock the cup onto the floor
and never recover all the fasteners.
Why didn't I think of this? Harbor Freight sells a magnetic parts holder
(Item # 97825). It consists of a chrome color 6 inch bowl with a heavy
magnet on its base. Not only do the screws stay put when (not if!) I knock
the bowl over, the low profile and heavy base also help to keep it stable.
There is also a 4 inch version. They are both on sale this weekend (at
least around here!) for $3 and $4. There is also a larger holder with two
compartments for about $10.
They're also giving away a multimeter with any purchase with coupon in
(No, I don't have stock, but I'm thinking of buying some!))
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