The best tool for cleaning steel chips off magnets (or magnetized tools) is duct tape. Peels them right off. But, as you mentioned, if your shop is covered with metal shavings, it won't do much good.Cliff said:I can't stand them. A lot of my equipment is also metal working and once magnetized any tool becomes a problem because iron and steel chips will be impossible to eliminate, you wipe 'em away and new ones arrive almost as soon as you blink.
Actually that was a trick question...Well, If you want free ones, I guess you have to dig them up from the earth! :jester: