Alternative to Magnetized Screwdriver

Featured Article, Household DIY Tips
on January 16, 2013
screwdriver with paperclip

Club member Bryan West of Lafayette, Tennessee, does a lot of work on electrical equipment and does not want to use a magnetic screwdriver around components where it might cause damage. He solved the problem of keeping a screw on a nonmagnetized screwdriver by sliding a paper clip over the screwdriver shaft. He secures the screw head between the screwdriver tip and the bent end of the paper clip. This technique is particularly useful in tight places.