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How To Magnetize The Tip Of Your Screw Driver

By on August 3, 2012

In many repair work, we need to have screw drivers where the tip have the magnetic effect. Yes you can use your fingers to insert the screws into the cover holes but many times the screws will landed the other way round or at the side thus making us have a hard time to tighten the screws.  Placing the screw on the tip will make it easy to slot it in in the small hole especially the covers of electronic equipment.

After sometimes of using the screw driver, the magnetic effect will become weak and it no longer will hold the screw.  In order to get back the magnetic effect, just stroke the shank of the screw driver with a magnet (or any other powerful magnet) in one direction a half-dozen times. The screw driver will pick up enough magnetism to hold your screw. You may also use this method on any screw driver.  See the photo below:


magnetic screw driver


magnetic screw driver

magnetic screw driver




  1. zed

    August 3, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    One good source of magnet if you have a broken hard disk of computer. There is a part there that is so powerful to magnetize a screw driver. I don't know what do you call that.

    • Jestine Yong

      August 3, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      Hi Zed,

      Thanks for the good tip. Need to open up used harddisk and check it out.


  2. Randy

    August 4, 2012 at 1:15 am

    Yes I  have tried that. But mine I use a scrap loud speaker where there is a big magnet at the back. I just rub the screwdriver back and forth and then the screwdriver becomes magnetic again.

    • Jestine Yong

      August 4, 2012 at 2:55 am

      Hi Randy,

      Yes in fact the magnet you saw in the photo is the magnet from scrap loud speaker.



  3. Fred Blount

    August 4, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Thank you!!! Scews are attracted to inaccessble places by the Murphy Force. But now my magnetised screw drivers (I used an extremely powerful hard drive magnet) overcome that force.  

  4. Koustav Bhowmick

    August 5, 2012 at 8:07 am

           This is Koustav, from india. I would like to work on chip lebel component bace. I want ur help. pls guide me . my kind request to you

    • Jestine Yong

      August 7, 2012 at 7:00 am

      HI Koustav,

      Sorry we don't have vacancy at this moment


  5. Amir Mukhtar

    August 23, 2012 at 3:19 am

    Thanks you Sir,
    its Valued sharing for frequent repairer and screw driver's users.
    God Bless you a lot
    yours student
    Amir Mukhtar Ashrafi


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