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Old 10-19-2018, 05:24 PM
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BottleCapKing suggested in another thread that I should consider a "Magnetic Telescoping Probe" and I gave it some serious consideration. Having recently chased a small scrap wire and screw, I went out and purchased one. Worked like a charm. See photo of what I was chasing and the Magnetic Probe I ended up buying.
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Old 10-19-2018, 05:51 PM
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I've considered similar for the beach and bottle caps.

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Old 10-19-2018, 06:16 PM
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I've considered similar for the beach and bottle caps.

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Old 10-19-2018, 07:07 PM
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I hit the local hardware store and grabbed a neodymium magnet the size of the handle of my Leche. I stuck it under the grip at the end of the handle and I always have it without have to remember it or having to carry something else.

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Old 10-19-2018, 07:20 PM
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somewhere i saw that a guy took and drilled out the end of his wooden trowel handle and epoxied a round strong magnet in it thought that was ideal...

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Old 10-19-2018, 08:47 PM
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I could have used one the other day. Somehow my Sidewinder was stuck in the all metal for a while and I was picking up paper clips, hair pins and other small metal objects that I usually don't. I was hunting once and a good signal suddenly disappeared. I looked for it for several minutes before I saw a magnet stuck to my digger.

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Old 10-20-2018, 11:36 PM
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I run a PI detector (no ferrous disc) and it will detect very small iron bits.

These little bits are nearly impossible to see and the pin pointer will move them around so very hard to find.
I have been using a hard drive magnet, very strong rare earth type, in a plastic bag to find these little bits of iron. Works great.

The bag allows removing small iron fragments easily.

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Old 10-24-2018, 06:41 PM
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It looks like a telescoping whip antenna to one of my many old transistor radios, lol.

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Old 10-24-2018, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by GLASSHOPPER1955 View post
It looks like a telescoping whip antenna to one of my many old transistor radios, lol.
Maybe it is. Every time I use it, I hear music playing.
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Old 10-25-2018, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by GLASSHOPPER1955 View post
It looks like a telescoping whip antenna to one of my many old transistor radios, lol.
It is a "Telescoping Magnetic Pickup Tool".
Very common with automotive mechanics and available many places.
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Old 10-25-2018, 05:16 PM
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It is a "Telescoping Magnetic Pickup Tool".
Very common with automotive mechanics and available many places.
Yeah I knew what it was. I collect Transistor radios and was commenting on how very similar it was to these radios' antennas. That's all.

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