PutnamEco Posted September 2, 2012 Report Share Posted September 2, 2012 Am I the only one who is annoyed by having magnets on tools? There are very few tools I can actually appreciate having a magnet on and don't really care to have them included on things like tape measures and levels. Mine always seem to attract swarf and when it is on a level or tape measure it can end up throwing the measurements off. These iron fillings are also a pain to try to clean off these magnetic tools, especially the one that have the magnets installed in a recess with a gap around the edges. I could understand having a magnet on a special use tool but when they start installing them on everyday tools I just think they are going to far, and I'm going to call it feature bloat. I also am not a fan of how they tend to magnetize other tools that they come into contact with, sometimes I feel some of my tool boxes have become nothing but a magnetic tar baby. What do you all think, are magnets annoying on everyday tools or are they a worthy addition? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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