We love this gadget! If you spill a pile of pins, picking them up is always a hassle. This little device makes it quick and easy. Place the bottom on the pins and it will pick everything up - it holds up to 10 pounds. When you want to drop the pins, pull up on the little T-shaped handle and they will fall right off. Best of all, they will not be magnetized. You can use this picker upper on anything steel such as, staples, pouch pins, nails, etc!