Anyone who has worked beneath the hood of his or her vehicle has likely dropped/misplaced more than a few nuts, bolts, screws and wrenches. One way to retrieve such items is with a Titan Telescoping Magnetic Pick Up Tool. There are several strengths available, but the inexpensive Titan 11192 is rated to pick up five pounds. As product name implies, the overall length can be adjusted between 6.5 and 33 inches, which allows you to reach just about any small object. The magnet is fully shielded so it will only latch onto the item you’re searching for and not any stationary metal objects (the tool itself weighs about eight ounces). Order one for less than $6 from

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