This is a helpful tool for retrieving small metal parts from hard to reach places. It is not uncommon to drop a flange screw in between the parts on an upright or grand action. It is difficult to retrieve these because the parts are so close together. With this tool you can extend the magnet as far out as you need to reach in and pull the screw or part out. Magnet has 1-1/2 pounds of lifting power and extends to 25-9/16" long.