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    Demagnetizer tool recommendation

    There are dozens of those small blue demagnetizer boxes on Amazon. Most of them have either no reviews or negative reviews! There are lots of reports of non-working boxes. Does anyone have a reliable source of a working product?

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    I think they're all coming from the same factory/ies in China, so it's easier to simply get 1 at the lowest price from Amazon & return for replacement if you get 1 that doesn't work. We're only talking $11-12, after all. FWIW, mine worked right out of the box.
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    Re: Demagnetizer tool recommendation

    ^^I second that motion; I bought the cheapest one too. It works.
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    Demagnetizer tool recommendation

    Silly question, but is there a simple test to know if your demagnetizer works? I have one of those blue ones from amazon and the light turns on, but is anything happening?
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    Re: Demagnetizer tool recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by marcmc View Post
    Silly question, but is there a simple test to know if your demagnetizer works? I have one of those blue ones from amazon and the light turns on, but is anything happening?
    The box is just an electromagnet, so take a screwdriver, scissors or other ferrous metal object & hold it next to the top of the box while pressing the button. Depending on how close the object is, you should be able to feel/see it being drawn to the box & start vibrating.
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    Re: Demagnetizer tool recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by stolen-gmt-master View Post
    I think they're all coming from the same factory/ies in China, so it's easier to simply get 1 at the lowest price from Amazon & return for replacement if you get 1 that doesn't work. We're only talking $11-12, after all. FWIW, mine worked right out of the box.
    Smart way to test it...

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    Re: Demagnetizer tool recommendation

    The cheap ones do seem to work out ok.

    I have a good one from esslinger and it does the same job as my cheapie from Amazon.
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    Re: Demagnetizer tool recommendation

    All,

    Thank you for the helpful comments. I ordered an inexpensive Bluebox demagnetizer for $10. Hopefully it will work!

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    Re: Demagnetizer tool recommendation

    My blue box seems to work especially for tools or small parts.
    Found an old Pro-Craft box on fleaBay that easily demagnetized a watch the blue box couldn't.

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    I bought the mystery blue box from ebay. TBH I was afraid it would set on fire and was a bit difficult to get results from, but eventually it worked.

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