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Re: anyone have a grinder suitable for destroying some old tapes?
In article <20111128195200.669b54f5%jabberwock.cb.piermont.com@localhost>,
Perry E. Metzger <perry%piermont.com@localhost> wrote:
>On Mon, 28 Nov 2011 19:28:05 -0500 George Rosamond
>> Someone gave me a powerful magnet that I ran over the tapes a few
>> times. I wasn't going to recheck each one to confirm it worked, but
>> then I used an electric drill with a 1/4" bit or so and drilled
>> holes across the tape a few times.
>> From what I hear, you need to keep the magnet over the tape for a
>> bit, but haven't confirmed it.
>A fairly steady magnetic field (such as you you'll get by waving a
>permanent magnet over the tapes) will do very little on modern tape.
I have a disk degausser at work. You are welcome to use it on site.
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