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Old 09-30-2009, 05:33 PM   #1
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Where to find thoses super-magnets?

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Old 09-30-2009, 06:21 PM   #2
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Re: Super magnets

Princess Auto has them and so does Lee Valley.
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:41 PM   #3
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Re: Super magnets

You can buy smaller ones at walmart. I found pack of four 1/2" discs for under $5. They also have some 3/16" ones in a 12 pack but they have a plastic cup around them that you have to remove.
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:39 PM   #4
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Re: Super magnets

They sell them in craft stores too. I bought a few at Michael's.
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Re: Super magnets

These type of magnets are called "Rare-Earth Magnets"

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Old 09-30-2009, 09:18 PM   #6
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Darn Strong
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Old 09-30-2009, 09:24 PM   #7
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Re: Super magnets


They also use these magnets in the PC hard drives - they are used on the head actuator. If you ask around you can usually find someone who has and old one that was too small, or you can check with your PC administrator at your office, or at a PC repair shop.

Once you have the drive, tear it apart and take out the magnets. They are usually too big (about 3/4 inch by 1 1/2 inch and 1/8 thick), but can be easily broken into pieces if you prop up one end on cement and give the center a sharp wack with a hammer, be sure to wear safety glasses and cover the magnet with a piece of material to prevent broken parts from flying.

Caution - do not put them on your fridge or any painted metal surface - they are too strong to pull off and if you slide them to the edge they can scratch the surface. Keep away from watches and don't lean against a car if you have one in your pocket!

I use them in my work shop, I fasten them to the wall to hold hammers, pliers, large screw drivers etc.

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Re: Super magnets -> free shipping, thin magnets
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:52 AM   #9
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Re: Super magnets

I purchased some from Lee Valley that are 1/8" in diameter by 1/8"long. I use them for inbedding for hall pickups. They have quite a few different sizes and I figured the cost was okay as they come 10 in a pack.
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Lee Valley seems to have a really good selection and supply.
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