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About


    MagnaFingers is a magnetic pick-up tool for pins and needles that easily releases items so you don't hurt your fingers!
    • Strong Pick-up: Grabs items even in carpet, even things you can't see, using the strongest level of ceramic magnet (level 9)
    • Strong Hold: Holds over 100 straight pins
    • Easy Release: Releases so that you don't hurt your fingers on sharp pins and needles
    • Simple Function: Operates like a clothespin, with only two fingers
    • Releasing Pin Cushion: Drop pins on it as you sew, then release when you're finished
    • Multi-use: Also good for paperclips and staples, fish hooks, lost screws, and more
    • Teen-Invented: Invented and patented by 13-year-old Owen Cowan who spilled fish hooks on his carpet.
    • 3D printed: Small batch manufacturing gives us flexibility to offer fun colors and custom orders. 
    • Free Shipping: Buy 2 or more and get free shipping in the U.S.

    Teen Inventor

    MagnaFingers was invented by 13-year old Daniel "Owen" Cowan after he spilled fish hooks on his carpet and wanted a better way to pick them up.  He had long enjoyed experimenting with magnets, but realized that they were inadequate for the job. He would still have to pull the pointy fish hooks off of the magnet. 

    He pieced together some odds and ends from around his room -- a clothespin, a few popsicle sticks, a circle cut from a cardboard plate, a ring of plastic from a department store clothes hanger, and a magnet -- and hot glued them together. 

    His family found more uses for the tool.  He improved it with a cover in response to his mom's complaint that pins could attract to the top.

    Excited about the now perfect tool, Owen's mom investigated and discovered that there was nothing else like it on the market.  At age 15, he was awarded a patent.

     

    Contact Us

    Christine Cowan - Owner/Manager

    Christine@MagnaFingers.com

    Portrait photo by Kapri Durtschi, White Moose Photography