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    Quote Originally Posted by Studeman68 View Post
    Hey Doug...We work on mag equipped material handlers here sometimes...I've had some guys in the shop have luck with the smacking the hammer with another one trick... but if you try this.. Please be VERY careful!!!!!! make sure you are wearing safety glasses, AND a full face shield!!!!! Gloves and long sleeves also... Hammers have a high tendency to explode when struck with another hammer...
    Oh yeah, I know about smacking a hammer with another. I tried to mark a ring gear in a 9 inch Ford third member when I was a teenager. I whacked it with a BFH and a center punch. It flaked off a piece of the ring gear and buried it dead in the center of my chest..... It finally came to the surface about 6 months later. Probably whats wrong with me today... Dirty nasty Ford gear oil poisoning..... lol...

    I have already smacked it with a BFH against a vice as Jeep suggested. Its still stuck to the vice........

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    Update on this.

    I have searched and searched on the internet for a solution to this that was something that I could do in house. I finally found what seemed like "the solution" that I had been looking for. It was a forum thread on a welding forum that said you could use an Armature Growler to demagnetize a tool or anything metal.

    Just by coincidence guess who owns an Armature Growler??? Yours truly. I tried it and it demagnetized it in just a few seconds. I was talking to the class instructor at school and told him what I had learned. He looked at me and said "where in the world are you going to find an Armature Growler"... They are about as obsolete as a tool can be. I told him I had one. He just shook his head.

    They are a tool from the time when you fixed a problem not R&Red the part. I bought mine used in a parts lot in 75 or 76. Only about the third time I have ever used it.

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    I've got some reading to do. Is that a device someone would use prior to chucking an electric motor armature in an armature lathe to true the contacts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAT View Post
    I've got some reading to do. Is that a device someone would use prior to chucking an electric motor armature in an armature lathe to true the contacts?
    Here ya go. This is the exact one that I have.



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    Way to go Doug! The ac magnet (growler) did the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariah View Post
    Doug, Put the hammer on any ac powered magnet you can find, wait for a minute and slowly move it away from the magnet while it is still turned on. That will demagnetize it. A solenoid from a washing machine with the plunger removed would do very well.
    Mariah, I didn't quit grasp this to start with..... The "AC powered Magnet" didn't register... But after using the Armature Growler I realized what you were saying.

    I am electrically challenged when it come to the terminology....

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    Doug, I remember the growlers! Back when we rebuilt alternators/starters and such. Now with labor costs so high, and parts so cheap we've become a throwaway nation. Somewhere I still have the paperwork to completely diagnose a GM HEI distributor, with only two test leads.No fancy meters or scanners needed. I love knowing what makes something tick and repairing it, rather then just saying it's broke and replacing it. We seem to be becoming a dying breed of repairers vs replacers.

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    I still tear them down and rebuild them. Its much more satisfying to fix it than replace it.

    And yes we have become a nation of disposable items.

    Doug
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