Clean Up Metal Shavings With A Magnet Inside A Plastic Bag

Working with metal can leave you with a mess of tiny, hard-to-see shavings and fragments all over the place. This clever trick will make it easier to pick them up so nobody gets a metal splinter. In this video from the Average Joes Joinery YouTube channel, Joe himself shows you his method for picking up tiny metal shavings. Just stick a powerful magnet, or a stack of disc magnets, inside a plastic bag and start picking up all the shavings. Go over your tools, workbenches, tables and don't forget all the cracks and crevices you have around. Once you've got all the shavings picked up and stuck to the bag, turn it inside out, pull off the magnets and toss the shaving-filled bag in the bin.

How To Clean Up Metal Shavings - Average Joes Quick Tips [YouTube]

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Comments

    Ummmm copper, brass, aluminium and several grades of stainless? Most metals in fact.....
    I think you mean iron shavings....

    Also, the shavings will cut the bag most of the time. One of the most utterly impractical articles ever.

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