Tool-Bag Fastener Management
When I am doing a small job like fixing trim or replacing a couple of pieces of siding, I usually throw some brads, screws, or nails in a pocket of my tool belt. Of course, the fasteners then migrate to the tightest corner of the pocket, and I can’t get them out. I solved this problem by tossing a small super magnet into the pocket.
It keeps all the metal bunched together so that I can pull it out; pick off a screw, nail, or whatever; and then pop the glob back into my pocket. It is really helpful when I’m working off the ground and trying to maintain control of my tools and my balance while digging around for a nail.
—Bob Speir, Falls Church, VA
Edited by Charles Miller
From Fine Homebuilding #229