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Forum topic by Dudley posted 01-24-2010 04:17 AM 997 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-24-2010 04:17 AM

I neatly placed my turning tools on a magnetic strip and today I noted they had a little magnetism. Any comments? Any consequences?

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#1 posted 01-24-2010 04:30 AM

I put my old screwdrivers on a magnet to magnetize the tips to hold screws better and it helps.
I don’t think any harm will come of your turning tools becoming magnetized.
(Unless they stick to the tool rest…lol)

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#2 posted 01-24-2010 04:36 AM

Magnetising steel aligns the molecules and causes the steel to become brittle. Lightly tapping the shafts with a small steel hammer will correct the problem, just don’t hit too hard, and then keep them off the magnet.

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