Rolling shop magnet keeps metal filings out of shop vac

A grinder/mixer magnet is very strong, so it makes a highly effective shop floor sweeper. Swivel wheels on the tray it rests in give it an inch of clearance and movement in all directions. When the magnet is full, just lift by the handle and scrape. I designed this and my friend, Dan Tolan, built it. The magnet is so strong, it kept sucking the steel as he tried to work! We’ve even seen it take up ¼-inch steel plating.

-Roger Johnson of Chandler, Minnesota
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