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For all of you out there who feel the need to carry around a weight belt on your wrist — the Super Wrist Mag is for you.  (You know who you are.)  The wrist mag claims to help lighten the project load by putting it on your wrist. 

The concept is pretty simple: Take a wrist band and load 6 neodymium magnets into a sewn up pouch, the idea being that anything metal will be held fast to your wrist for easy access while you’re working.  The only thing we noticed is… that large metal objects are held to your wrist while you’re working.  Ouch!

The magnets claim a grip of 6 lbs. of steel parts, which is great holding power.  However, we’re not sure you’d want 6 lbs. of steel nails (or anything else sharp) hanging around your wrist for any length of time on the job site or in the shop.  Also, the Super Wrist Mag doesn’t look very lightweight, though it does use hook and loop fastening for a tight fit.

Street Pricing starts at around $6.50

Super Wrist Mag [EZ Red]
Street Pricing [Froogle]

 

2 Responses to Finds: Super Wrist Mag

  1. Anonymous says:

    This one seems to have one problem – its surface is just plain fabric, so it will a) gather metal filings that would be impossible to remove, b) tear from all those sharp bits of metal that it holds. I’ve bought a similar band with a thin box holding the magnets. It has a strong surface (which is already worn quite a bit but holds up) so I even use it to collect metal filings from places where a vacuum cleaner is not convenient… Highly recommended.

    By the way, having it on the right wrist is smarter – most people take and hold screws with the left hand…

  2. Eli says:

    Well if you’re hammering nails it’s a bit useless. Let’s say the model in the picture (right-handed), sinks that nail. He has to then set the hammer down to grab another nail from his left wrist, then transfer the nail to his other hand, pick up the hammer again, sink next nail. Because obviously the nail setting hand can’t grab a nail from the back of itself. So then the other alternative is to put the magnet band on the hammer hand. Which results in a spray of hardware with each hammer blow. I think that this technology would be better suited to a HEADBAND. Or how about an adult sized pacifier with external magnet attached. After all, everybody wants to hold nails in their mouth anyway………

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