Product-Tested Magnetic Pick-Up Tools and Floor Sweepers
Magnetic telescoping pick-up tools: I have several, you probably do, too. In this Project Farm video, Todd tests out 14 different brands of magnetic reachers/pick-up tools and 6 brands of magnetic floor sweepers.
The brands of pick-up tools he tested were from GearWrench, Matco, MacTools, Enbar, KapOD, NoCry, Craftsman, Ullman, Blue Point, MAG-MATE, Klein Tools, E-Z Red, Proto, and Pittsburgh. For floor sweepers, he looked at models from Master Magnetics, Central Machinery, Grip, Neiko, Tuffiom, and Toolwiz.
He tested the pick-up tools for vertical pull strength, horizontal lift capacity, shaft strength, and magnetic shielding.
At $34, the MacTools performed the best, but the $16 Ullman brand also did very well.
The Master Magnetics floor sweeper ($189 at time of testing) came out on top, lighting 8lbs of metal from the floor, but the Central Machinery brand lifted 7lbs at a much lower cost of $50.
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