Thanks for the response.
Actually, I use magents to decontaminate filings anyway, bits of file and
binding wire may always be lurking around, but it’s the amount of
"shedding" that occurs when using steel wool that gets on my nerves. The
steel particles are so small and sharp and it seems almost impossible to
clean it all up, maybe I need a larger magnet. I have also had a bad
experience with walking barefoot near my workspace and getting a small
steel hair lodged in my foot. At first I couldn’t see what was stinging
me, but using my loupes and a fine tweezer I discovered it was a teeny
bit of steel wool. I’ve been hesitant in using steel wool ever since.At
home, I wear slippers everywhere but the shower. I am now officially
paranoid of steel wool.
I like Scotch-Brite pads and abrasive cloths that do not “shed” as much
because it makes me feel a little less grimy in general. I make enough of
a mess as it is already.