Rare Earth Magnets for 15 cents each!

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Review by StumpyNubs posted 11-23-2010 01:33 AM 3897 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Rare earth magnets have unlimited uses in the shop. I’ve seen more plans than I can count using these little things in woodworking magazines, so when I saw them in Harbor Freight today I grabbed a pack.

Of course there’s not much to say about them, they work like any other rare earth magnets, hard to pull apart and dangerous to swallow. The difference is that the Harbor Freight ones are a buck and a half for ten of them! They’re 5/16” round, the ideal size for most projects.

If you have a store near you, they’re worth buying a pack so you have some on hand next time you need one!

Here’s the link to the website- they’re on sale right now for $1.50, the regular price is still cheap at $1.99.

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#1 posted 11-23-2010 02:04 AM

My local store can’t keep enough in stock and they won’t set any aside even after offering to pay for them in advance ! : (
They claim that they never know if or when they’ll be getting another shipment because they can’t order what they need and only get what the warehouses ship to them …kind of a crazy way to run a business : (
Ordering them online isn’t very cost effective , plus I still have to pay the Governor ! LOL

Shipping Method Cost
Standard Ground (3-7 Business Days) $6.99
Express (2 Business Days) $14.00
Premium (1 Business Day) $27.00

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#2 posted 11-23-2010 02:26 AM

That’s an attractive price Jim.

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#3 posted 11-23-2010 02:55 AM

yep, just ordered 2 packs of them with my 23gauge nailer…grand total? 30 bucks with shipping..

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.

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#4 posted 11-23-2010 07:44 AM

They are definitely a good deal. I bought all they had in the local Harbor Freight store a few months ago when I ran across them. They are cheap enough and I know they will eventually get used.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#5 posted 11-23-2010 05:42 PM

I use these all over the shop. Allen wrenches, washers. and tool acc. that needs to stay with tool.

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#6 posted 11-23-2010 07:17 PM

I always keep various sizes on hand. I’ll have to check the local store and see if they have any. Great price. Thanks Jim.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#7 posted 11-23-2010 08:41 PM


Do they (HF) have any larger sizes?


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#8 posted 11-23-2010 10:09 PM

Hartville Tools also has rare earth magnets on sale. 100 for $16, 45 1/4inch, 30 3/8inch, and 25 1/2 inch.

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#9 posted 11-23-2010 10:32 PM

I Don’t know if rare earth or not, I Bought some MAGNETIX in the Toy section at Wallyworld.

Just heat the plastic with a hair dryer & Stick magnet to metal comes right out !!!!

Plus you get some cool ball bearings

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#10 posted 11-23-2010 11:43 PM

Viking- No, this in the only size. Guess we can’t have everything…

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#11 posted 11-24-2010 01:28 AM

I’m glad that you changed your signature ….you had me wondering why you would bring a shovel with you , but not any spare ammo ??? The mental image of the poor deer being bludgeoned was quite sad : (

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#12 posted 11-24-2010 07:57 AM

Was at the local HF today, and they are out as well. They said the wharehouse was out also. I will keep checking as that is a sweet deal. BTW, I just got an Email from HF with a Thanksgiving day only 25 percent off coupon, In-store, call in, or internet order.

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#13 posted 11-24-2010 07:16 PM

I have used several of them. they also have a digital angle guide that works very well.

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#14 posted 11-25-2010 05:56 AM

This may be a stupid question but what is the difference between a rare earth magnet and a magnet? Just curious.

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#15 posted 11-25-2010 06:09 AM

I got 4 packages of these today, and there were a whole bunch more on the peg. Guess Chicagoland people don’t go crazy for magnets :)

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