Imagine yourself under the hood of your classic car and you want to swap out the valve cover gaskets because of a leak you noticed earlier. Simple task requiring only a few simple hand tools.
You have gathered everything you need, the new gasket, sealer, ratchet, socket and extension and off you go. One, two, three bolts and then it happens! Gravity just took over and you drop a bolt and it goes right to the floor and you know it will only stop bouncing around when it is right slap in the middle of the car on the floor! For some it is an easy thing to just reach under there and grab it or pull it to you with a stick. For the rest of us who buy our shirts with a large bump in the middle that just isn't an option!
This is when it's nice to have a magnetic pickup tool! Now, I have had a couple of these over the years and they have all fallen apart with one exception, the Craftsman Mega Mag Magnetic Pick Up Tool! To date it has picked up its fair share of nuts, bolts, screws, washers, etc. during many different tasks from the car to the basement!
Well built with a telescoping reach so you can deploy only what you need and the magnet is a good size with enough strength to pick up some heavy hardware and tools!
Looks like two, but it is only one. Guess they pretend like one is extended, but this is a lie image no matter what.