Ratcheting screwdriver that can turn on and off its holding power
What problem does your design idea solve?
The ability to keep your magnetic screwdriver from picking up unwanted metal items.
What are the potential benefits?
Accurately place and release fasteners in a precise manner.
How is your idea novel or an improvement on what is currently available in the marketplace?
This gives the installer total control over the magnetic field in the screwdriver.
Where would this idea be applied?
For people who use screwdrivers in light manufacturing.
What is the market potential?
Anyone who works a lot with little fasteners.
How does your design work?
The design takes existing technology and packages it in a innovative way. The electromagnetic is turned on and off with two little switches and the ratchet allows for easy work.
How would your product be manufactured?
The basic structure would be plastic injection molded with integral snap fastener to hold components in during assembly of the completed product.
How would the production cost compare with products already in the marketplace?
The product would be more expensive than standard magnetic screwdrives, but individuals that have a need would be willing to purchase this special tool.