|Item Weight||2.4 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||9.5 x 2.9 x 1.3 inches|
|California residents||Click here for Proposition 65 warning|
|Item model number||8036TM-NEW|
|Size||ONE - PACK|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||1|
|Number of Handles||1|
|Included Components||Telescopic Magnet Pick-Up Tool|
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SE 8036TM-NEW 30-Inch Telescoping Magnetic Pick-Up Tool with 15-lb. Pull Capacity
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SE is proud to bring you this 30” Telescoping Magnetic Pick-Up Tool with 15-lb. Pull Capacity. This telescoping magnetic pick-up tool has a collapsed length of 7 inches and an extended length of 30 inches, giving this item the benefit of being both compact and extendable. This tool has magnetic pick-up strength of 15 lbs. and a stainless steel body, proving an incredible range of applications, in addition to durability. The cushion grip handle provides comfort and control over the movement of your extended magnetic sweeper.
This tool is great for finding those metal nuts, bolts, screws and other metal pieces that have found their way into areas otherwise inaccessible to hands and eyes. This magnetic pick-up tool is a brilliant item to have on hand in the home, garage, yard and office.
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I don't believe anyone is gong to be picking up 15 pounds with this magnet, it's not designed for that. However, it's plenty strong for hobby use, and will lift a standard hammer, and at least three pounds, see pictures. It will lift lots of parts, but you will likely break the wand if you regularly try to lift heavy things.
I received a similar tool years ago as a gift and it was very useful. However, I didn't take good care of it and the wand sections began to stick together, eventually pulling apart. If I had occasionally wiped a bit of WD-40 or some persistent lubricant like Break Free CLP on the wand, no doubt it would still be working fine. I highly recommend that if you buy this or any similar telescoping tool, you keep the wand lubricated. I kept the head of the old tool, still with plenty of magnetism, to hold small parts while working on this or that. That has an advantage of slightly magnetizing the parts, and then they will then hold on the end of a screwdriver making them easier to work with.
In summary, this is a very useful little tool. If used with its design abilities (don't try to lift 15 pounds!) and occasionally lubricated, it will last a long time.
What I didn't consider was the size of the head. It's at least an inch in diameter, so if you have a very small space you need to fit into, this won't work for you. There are of course benefits to having the big head, but it is just something to be aware of.
Quality wise, the pickup is better than I expected. The rubberized handle feels nice in the hand and the telescoping shaft was sturdy...only minimal bend when fully extended. The magnet is very strong, I didn't have weights to test but I would believe at least 15 pounds. When poking around under my stove to get the nuts and bolts, the head occasionally latched on to a metal portion of the stove and I had to pull fairly hard to get it back.
As long as you don't need to fit into very slim places, I can't imagine a better pickup.
Is it a rare earth (Neodymium) magnet? To get the 15 lbs pull force that this thing advertises, it'd almost have to be. I'd have to scrape/damage mine to see if it's nickle plated neodymium to find out. Sorry, not doing that on purpose. This said, as strong as this unit is, it wouldn't surprise me to find out that it is.
Will it really hold 15 lbs? I can't say. I will say is that it holds considerable weight. It picked up a 25" Snap-on ratchet and a 2' crowbar with ease. The ratchet weighs in at a little over 5 lbs and the crowbar probably weighs a little more then that. This is way more weight then I think I'll ever need to pick up with it. If you need to pick up something bigger/heavier then a 25" ratchet, you might want to look into an alternative (mechanical claw) solution.
It is shielded and appears to be designed well.
I got this as an add-on item, and am pleased with it. The more I use it, the more I appreciate it. I thought it would be comparable to the ones within the price range at the parts house or hardware store; but it is better. I look at those when I'm at the store and now I think they are crap. This has a better feel in the hand, and is much sturdier than those that I have seen and touched. The telescoping is a bit stiff and I expected that stiffness to loosen up with use. It hasn't so far, and now that stiffness is one of the things I appreciate about it. You extend it X inches, and for the most part it stays extended X inches.
Do notice in the item description it has a 15 lb. PULL capacity, not lift capacity. I haven't done any Myth Busters testing, but it will pull that brake caliper from over there to right here. It is good for passing parts or nuts and bolts when my son is working in a wheel well, and I'm supervising from over here. As far as lifting capacity, I don't know what it would be rated at. I have picked up some heavier things and lifted in the horizontal and it stressed my wrist more than it stressed the telescoping tubing.
My son's went missing, and I thought I'd get a couple more before mine went missing too. He needs one for his work truck and also for his garage. I almost went with the 2-fer offer (notice the "Size" radio button in the listing), but then among the recommendations was also a slim Tekton one, and there is also a bundle offer of one of this SE, and one of the slim Tekton. One of each equals more versatility. So that is the current order preference for me.
This is about an 1-1/3" in diameter. It's not in the item description, but is in the specs tab. You will notice many round items from China or Taiwan listing by circumference instead of diameter. I do not think I have met a single person who wouldn't use diameter. It is bizarre to me, but might just be a cultural thing. (Excel spreadsheets will offer to plot a "radar chart" and the Japanese love them and think they are intuitive. I look at a radar chart and see an incomprehensible spider web.)
This is about 7" in length when collapsed. Fits well in corner of front or hip pocket of jeans.
Like I said earlier, the grip feels good in the hand. some texture for traction, and a Goldilocks amount of cushion. The shafting is stainless, but I do not know the alloy. It has not flash rusted, so it is not 400-series. (400 has good strength, but it has enough free ferric in it that it rusts and it is still called stainless. Go figure.) The magnet is set in the knurled sheath, and it has gotten some good whacks and is still seated fine.
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SE and TEKTON brands:
For the most part, I have been satisfied with these brands. If you are of a certain age, the phrases "Made in China" or "Made in Taiwan" causes some hesitation due to quality issues from the past, or if you want to buy American. Good reasons. However, you'll be hard pressed to find this at anything near this price point that is wholly sourced from the US; and also anything short of Critical Service, like an oil refinery or gas cracking plant, or a rotary tool's SOLOOP branded saw blade mandrel*, should be okay with Chinese or Taiwanese metals. [* see my other review about that unfortunate little purchase. It could have gone very bad. I should have read through all the reviews.]
I do have an unrelated ding against Tekton. their deep well 1/4" drive sockets do not have a recess in the receiver end to accept the detent ball that most socket extensions have, including their own extensions. Odd omission on their part; but hey, if you use those you'll want a telescoping magnetic retrieval tool to go find that socket!