We all remember the original magnetic pick-up tool, a rod with a telescoping shaft and a magnet at the end of it. When it first got popular, Bush Sr. was in the White House, EuroDisney had opened to abysmal reviews, and the X-Files was taking off as the show to watch — life was simpler then.
Next thing you know, we’re adding hinges and clips and magnetic pads and LED lights and everything else under the sun to improve this basic and essential tool. Now a simple search on Amazon reveals 52 different results for magnetic pick-up tools.
So which kind do you favor around the shop? Are you the “old-fashioned and stripped-down” type, or are you the “all the bells and whistles I can get my hands on” type? Let us know in comments.