AMK Manufacturing Load Release Nail Sweep - 11in. Magnet Length
This is a very convenient tool to avoid bending over to pick up scattered nails. It also is very helpful for retrieving screw and nails stuck in between deck boards. However, the only drawback is that it's not nearly as powerful as I had hoped. It has to be held within 2 inches of the ground to retrieve anything. This may have to do with it being able to release it's load.
June 13, 2011
I use it to get post construction nails off the ground, gets the rusty ones I can't even see. Releases nicely. High quality.
November 18, 2010
We recently built a house and I wanted a magnet to help on the clean up with nails, etc. This product worked great. The auto release is a must have on a magnet. It makes dumping the nails, etc. a breeze. Great construction and made in the USA.
November 16, 2010
OLD MAN'S FRIEND
SEEMS LIKE TIME, VERY EFFECTIVELY, HINDERS AN OLD MAN'S ABILITY TO REACH DOWN TO PICK UP ITEMS THAT HAVE MADE THEIR WAY TO THE FLOOR. YOUR NAIL SWEEP IS PERFECT FOR THIS JOB PLUS THE GRANDKIDS LOVE TO HELP VLEAN UP THE OLD MAN'S WORK SHOP. A MUST TOOL FOR EVERY HOUSEHOLD
July 13, 2009
Good for some uses, but not extremely powerful
Good for picking up metal off a smooth floor, just like in the product image. I bought it with the intention of clearing a few small grassy and bare dirt areas of my yard and barn where construction work might have left nails, staples, and baling wire bits. After I tried it out, I realized reading some others' reviews may have left me with unrealistic expectations of the magnet strength. The product has its uses, for sure, because it can pick up several nails at once without you having to bend over, but in my experience, you must to bring the magnet head in contact with the nails to pull them off the ground. Which means you have to see the nail. For uneven, dirty, and grassy areas, I suggest buying something with a much stronger magnet.
June 6, 2009
I used this magnet to pick up nails around my house after my roof was replaced. Even after the contractor used a wheeled magnet to pick up loose nails, I used this item to retrieve at least 300 nails. The magnet was strong enough to pull nails from vegetated areas where I could not see the nails and the aluminum frame allowed to drop the nails in a bucket without having to strip them off by hand.
March 28, 2009
Load release Magnet
Simple to use having light weight and controlled release. Have used it indoors for staples and outdoors around construction sites to protect vehicle tires etc. from nails and screws.
January 17, 2008