I keep little neodymium magnets on my precision screwdrivers and I inadvertently touched them to my side cutters which are now weakly magnetized.
I only have a passive magnetize/demagnetize block which I use on screwdrivers but I can't seem to make it work on the side cutters, maybe because of its shape.
Is it possibly to demagnetize my side cutters this way or do I need to buy a degausser?
I'm using these to trim the leads off of electronic components. Because tiny pieces can get stuck to the jaws, subsequent trimmings cut at an odd angle can cause a rogue piece to jettison in a random direction. After every trim I have to swipe my fingers along the edges to brush them away but I'm not always successful and it can also leave a shallow slice if I'm not careful.