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  • How to pick up nails in the grass
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    06-23-2011, 12:23 AM
  #1
Weanling
Question Nails in the grass

Hey guys. We are in the process of tearing down the old fence, and putting in a new one. We have discovered quite a few loose nails on the ground around the posts, and I'm a bit worried about nails being elsewhere in the grass. Does anyone have any tips on finding nails ( or other metal scraps) in longish grass?

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    06-23-2011, 12:31 AM
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Trained
Go to a place like Princess Auto and buy a long handled mechanics magnet, then you can just sweep the area and it will pick the nails up.

OK, maybe not mechanics. One like this

http://www.magnetsource.com/Consumer...ickUp_Pal.html
     
    06-23-2011, 12:35 AM
  #3
Trained
That industrial magnet from Princess Auto works very well. It actually picked up some old screws that were partially covered in soil.
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    07-18-2011, 06:50 AM
  #4
Foal
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Originally Posted by Golden Horse    
Go to a place like Princess Auto and buy a long handled mechanics magnet, then you can just sweep the area and it will pick the nails up.

OK, maybe not mechanics. One like this

Pick-Up Magnets - Master Magnetics, Inc.
I agree with you, I think it is best way.
     
    07-18-2011, 10:21 AM
  #5
Weanling
Tsc has a rolling magnetic bar. We have one for that reason. There were lots of nails in an area where the horses are.....I also go over it after it rains too.
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    07-19-2011, 10:52 AM
  #6
Weanling
We use a magnet out of an old set of speakers- it is very powerful. It is a round, flat disc. If you put it in a thin bucket (like an ice cream bucket) You can sweep the area and all the nails will stick to the bottom of the bucket. Then you just lift out the magnet and the nails fall off. You don't have to pull them all off the magnet.
     
    07-19-2011, 10:59 AM
  #7
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Originally Posted by mysticalhorse    
Tsc has a rolling magnetic bar.
I have this one and it works really well.
     
    07-19-2011, 12:18 PM
  #8
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by KatieQ    
We use a magnet out of an old set of speakers- it is very powerful. It is a round, flat disc. If you put it in a thin bucket (like an ice cream bucket) You can sweep the area and all the nails will stick to the bottom of the bucket. Then you just lift out the magnet and the nails fall off. You don't have to pull them all off the magnet.

Another post that deserves the thumbs up, what a brilliant idea, thanks for sharing.
     

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