Grip-On Retrieving Magnet
A Gotta Have Item
You ever dropped your good (expensive) pliers and watched helplessly as they bounced off your foot into the water? I have! My pop managed to knock loose a brand new trolling motor off his john-boat (on a small lake that don't allow gas engines), and had to paddle back to land. I retrieved both, and a whole lot more, using one of these. We both carry one at all times in our boats, and they have more than paid for themselves. If you carry a 'knocker' to retrieve a favorite crank, then you should have one of these in the boat too!
December 26, 2007
Can't go wrong with the 250-LB model
After dropping a big D-cell Maglite from an attic space way down into a finished wall, I wondered about the "power" the 250-LB version offered... would it tear the belt buckle from my pants upon opening the box it shipped in? I lowered the magnet into the wall, got within close proximity of the flashlight, and lifted it cleanly from the floor... however knocked it loose on some insulation near the top of the wall. It took another try to put the flashlight in my hand.
Don't let the LB rating wow you-- although the 250-LB version has plenty of power to lift odd-shaped objects from tight spaces and beyond, it will require far less than 250-LBS of force to remove those objects from its surface.
As far as I'm concerned, this product has already paid for itself.
March 8, 2008
100 lbs.... really?
Tried to pick up a 25-lb flat weight (100% contact), and it wouldn't do it. It might be OK for keys and the like, but don't think you are going to pick up anything close to 100 lbs, even in water....
March 30, 2009
Paid for itself!!
Bought this after losing a cell phone....within two weeks of recieving it I was able to retrieve a buddies rod and reel...value $150 from 30 feet of water!! He was so happy he paid me what I paid for the magnet on the spot!!
January 8, 2010