Fortis Design

Magnetic Wristband

Protect Yourself from Screwy Mishaps

Screws and nails do not belong in your mouth. Ditto pins.

And yet, you’ve probably stuck a few sharp objects in your mouth “for safe keeping” while you worked on a ladder or sewed a patch on your son’s Boy Scout uniform. After all, you don’t want to lose track of dangerous pointy objects -- especially if you live in a house with curious kids or pets.

And yet – nails do not belong in your mouth. Think about what would happen if someone suddenly gave you a hardy pat on the back. Gulp!

Fortis Design has come up with a
nifty solution. It’s a small plastic tray you wear on your wrist. Attached is a super powerful magnet that holds most hardware, small tools, and other magnetic objects in place. The wristbands weigh in at just over 2 ounces, so you'll hardly know it's there.

Strap one on and climb that ladder, crawl into that crawl space, or wiggle under your car. Fortis calls these “handyman’s helpers” –- and they make great Father’s Day gifts -- but they also work with straight pins (so Grandma won’t lose them in her comfy chair) or even hair pins (imagine the updos you could invent with two free hands).
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Rob

    It's great to have our MagWear magnetic wristbands featured on Daily Grommet today. Whether as a gift for the handyman in your house or your own tool for sewing or crafts, MagWear makes a great addition to any household. Our magnetic wristband uses one of the highest grades of one of the strongest magnets on earth to hold most hardware, tools, and other metallic objects over your wrist or on your belt loop. It’s perfect for working on ladders, assembling toys or furniture, under cars, in crawl spaces, hanging pictures, sewing, or in any other situation where you don't want to drop your stuff. I look forward to reading your comments and will check in to answer your questions. Thanks!

  • Rob
    Rob – Special Guest
    6/3/2009 12:05 PM

    Hi everyone! I'll be checking in on and off throughout the day to answer any questions you might have--so please leave any comments here and I'll read them. Thanks for taking the time to check out Magwear!

  • Katherine
    6/3/2009 12:18 PM

    Very smart! I've been using powerful magnets as a sewing pincushion for years, but never thought how great it would be hanging on to screws and nails during fix-it projects. Great idea!

  • Heather
    6/3/2009 12:36 PM

    wow! My husband has a tool belt (why do guys look so great with a tool belt on???) anyway, he does still have to do the balancing act reaching for nails in the belt. I think this is a great idea for Fathers' Day gift.

  • Mark
    6/3/2009 12:53 PM

    good idea. how much weight can the magnet hold?

  • Rob
    Rob – Special Guest
    6/3/2009 1:01 PM

    mark, that's a good question, but there's not a simple answer. it really depends on how ferritic the hardware is. more iron = more weight it can hold. i will say that you can really load up the tray with most hardware and can actively move your arm around without any hardware flying off.

  • Bobbie
    6/3/2009 1:43 PM

    I just love to hear about where product ideas come from. Great video, Rob! And smart product, very smart.

  • Jeff
    6/3/2009 2:30 PM

    As an incorrigible DIY guy, I probably have inhaled a couple of nuts and bolts over the years (certainly my wife believes I'm nuts for the work I do high up on ladders), so I will definitely start dropping (pun intended) hints about what a great father's day gift this would make! :)

  • Rob
    Rob – Special Guest
    6/3/2009 4:06 PM

    Hey Jeff--while you're dropping hints you should mention how great it would be to have several of them! Just kidding. I do leave a magwear set up with picture hanging hardware at all times though. it's very convenient to have several sizes and the nails all in one place for whenever you're hanging anything.

  • Richie
    6/3/2009 6:36 PM

    Hey--if I wear one of these, will I be a "chick magnet"? Cool idea.

  • Rocky
    12/11/2011 2:27 PM

    I swallowed a brad nail once while trying to talk with mouthful of nails. Kinda freaky but no harm done. I could have used one of these back then. Buying products made in America is important to me, where is this product manufactured?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/11/2011 3:14 PM

    @Rocky Riddell: I'm glad your story turned out okay! I will check on the place of manufacture and let you know.

  •  Ann Marie
    Ann Marie
    5/24/2012 9:27 AM

    @Katherine Klinger

    Katherine, your message is from last year. Have you found out where these are made?


  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/24/2012 10:12 AM

    @ Ann Marie - sorry that I dropped the ball there. I talked to someone from the company and they are made in China as it is about the only place where you can get the rare earth magnets that are used in the Magwear unit.

  •  Vicki
    11/18/2012 12:03 PM

    What is the Wally?

  • Desmond
    Desmond – Grommet Team
    11/18/2012 6:11 PM

    @ Vicki thank you for asking. It is a bottle opener (and, if I say so myself, a very nice looking one that makes a good gift.) Here are the details from the product page:

    From the Story Tab: Two innovations from Fortis Design can ensure you’re never without a bottle opener: The Wally and Bartender’s Friend. Both are forged from brushed stainless steel, and The Wally is exactly the size of a credit card so it fits perfectly in your wallet.

    From the Details Tab: The Wally: 2 1/8"W x 3 3/8"L, Exact size of a credit card. Fits perfectly in your wallet. Brushed stainless steel.

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