AWESOME Accessory

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by CENTURIATOR, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. CENTURIATOR

    CENTURIATOR Well-Known Member

    593
    Dec 20, 2018
    Maybe you guys already know about these, but holy cow, I could have saved myself SO MANY hours of frustration trying to find parts, locate them, pick them up as they dropped on my carpet or rolled off my workbench.

    This thing is awesome and very inexpensive on Amazon of course.

    magnetic tray.jpg
     
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  2. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire

    Apr 12, 2016
    Used them for years in automotive,handy devil's!
     
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  3. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    Harbor Freight specials! :)

    I have several and keep them on the bench and at the machines.
     
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  4. Fred_G

    Fred_G Known Agitator

    Dec 29, 2015
    They are VERY handy!
     
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  5. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire

    Apr 12, 2016
    They do have some minor flaws...
    If used (accidentally,I swear!! ;) ) as a "cushion" for a truck transmission dropped about 5 feet...they will launch those precious parts into oblivion.
    Some don't care to have them dipped in metal filings daily....who knew ....:D
     
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  6. Fred_G

    Fred_G Known Agitator

    Dec 29, 2015
    Oh, if you keep a metal part in them for a while, it may become magnetized. Can be a hassle if that is what you use to line up the barrel link when assembling your gun.
     
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  7. CENTURIATOR

    CENTURIATOR Well-Known Member

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    Dec 20, 2018
    How long are you letting your parts sit in a magnetized tray?
     
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  8. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    LOL. Ah...been there done that. :D
     
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  9. Fred_G

    Fred_G Known Agitator

    Dec 29, 2015
    I use a toothpick now Wrmiller. Fighting that magnetized thing just is not worth it. LOL
     
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  10. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    I use guide rods that I drilled holes in for paper clips.

    When assembling, I put the spring and cap on the guide, push it down so I can then put a paper clip in it. I then put the barrel in the slide (and bushing if used), slide it back into battery, and then drop the spring guide assy into the slide and push it all the way forward. I then push the barrel up against the back of the spring guide, making sure the link is down between the lower hooks.

    I put the slide on the frame and pull it back to almost the slidestop install notch. I then push the barrel in till the lower lugs/ramp stops in the frame.

    99.99% of the time the link is close enough that I simply align the install notch and install the slide stop. No toothpick necessary. :)
     
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  11. Fred_G

    Fred_G Known Agitator

    Dec 29, 2015
    Yeah, but you have to have a paperclip... LOL
     
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  12. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
  13. CENTURIATOR

    CENTURIATOR Well-Known Member

    593
    Dec 20, 2018
    How long does it take a part to get magnetized when you put them in a tray? I was thinking I'd only keep metal parts in it for maybe all of thirty minutes.
     

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