I lost the 1/4-in.-dia. magnet for holding nails in my framing hammer. After looking around for different solutions, I found a magnet of the same size inside one of my old 5/8-in. hex-nut drivers. To get the magnet out, I used an oscillating multitool to cut down the side of the driver’s socket and then across, just below the magnet. I used a cold chisel to crack the magnet free. A drop of two-part epoxy secured the magnet into my hammer.
Eric Schenk, Asheville, NC
Edited and Illustrated by Charles Miller
From Fine Homebuilding #250