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Old 05-14-2017, 10:40 PM
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Okay, so I am not a gunsmith, but have completed an LE factory armorer school years (decades?) back before retiring. Do not have a workshop, so the only work I do on my pistols is at my desk, disassembly for cleaning, occasionally replace springs, installed a set of Novak adjustable sights on my 3913TSW, etc. I have found the most valuable tool for finding those tiny springs and parts that seem to have a mind of their own and jump off my desk onto the carpeting, gripper tool that has tongs that push out and grab when you press and release the knob on the handle, has a really good light, and also magnetic, so makes retrieving parts super easy without having to crawl around on the carpet with a flash light, $9.99 at AutoZone.
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Yes, I've got a bunch of them from miniature to 2 feet long. Mine do not have lights on them though as they are pretty old. The magnetic extendable and swiveling type also comes in handy. Don't use them much on guns but they come in very handy in the Garage and Work Shop! Occasionally even my wife uses one when something rolls under an appliance in the kitchen.

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I have the pocket model magnetic pick up which expands out to over 2 ft.
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