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Jim Jakosh

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457 days ago

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I make a lot of refrigerator magnets and usually pay around $2 each for 3/4” magnets with a 5.8# pull. I stumbled on this site called Applied Magnetics http://www.magnet4less.com/ and they are half price and 10# pull. I use ring magnets but they have all kinds that would be very useful in woodworking. So if you need GOOD STRONG magnets, check out this site first. I think you’ll like it!!

....................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!


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Gary

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#1 posted 457 days ago

Thanks for the tip

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Howie

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#2 posted 457 days ago

Good tip Jim

-- Life is good.

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 457 days ago

Jim,

I get my magnets from this place, MagCraft and am very happy with them… seemed like their prices were very good to me.
(I have not compared prices to your source… but I will)

They have super packaging… and they are STRONG!!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 457 days ago

Hey Joe, that is where I got mine too with those nice plastic tubes I use for dust. But, 6 of them are 12.95 there and this place has them for .99 each so I can get 12 for less than$12 They are also 5.8# and these new ones I ordered are 10#. They might pull my little refrigerator over Tee Hee!!

When I was using those from mag Craft, I had 2 of them sitting on the bench about 3” apart and they attracted each other and flew together and one broke in 2 pieces. They are very brittle. That is why Mag Craft packs them in those tubes with the plastic washers in between

Check them out the next time you need magnets!!..........................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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MShort

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#5 posted 457 days ago

Thanks for the info Jim. There are a lot of choices on that site.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 457 days ago

Thanks for the tip Jim. This will go in my file.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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waho6o9

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#7 posted 457 days ago

Thanks Jim!

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SPalm

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#8 posted 457 days ago

I love that place. Addicting.
I believe they hit you up with a $5 charge if you order less than $20 – so the lesson is to buy more :)

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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waho6o9

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#10 posted 457 days ago

Thanks a1Jim

Magnets are on the way!

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#11 posted 457 days ago

Thanks for the tip Jim. Do these magnets ever play havoc with watches or electronic items?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 457 days ago

Mike I don’t know about watches but I sure would not get them close to your hard drive.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Joe Lyddon

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#13 posted 456 days ago

Jim,

Very GOOD!

I will buy from them NEXT time… for sure…

Thank you very much!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 456 days ago

I hope this saves you all some money..
Steve, I changed my order form 20 to 24 to avoid the up charge.

Mike, you are like a straight man to a comedian. I just got the following precaution with my order acknowledgement on line. It answers a lot of questions:

Important Magnet Safety Warning!

Disclaimer: Applied Magnets neither assumes nor accepts any liability for damages resulting from the handling or use of magnets. With your purchase, the buyer confirms that you have read and understood the following warnings, the buyer agrees that he/she is responsible for all damages and injuries caused by the magnets, which include personal injuries , property damages and magnet damages. The buyer must agree with the terms before purchase. Pull forces we provided is estimates only, we are not responsible for any inaccuracy of magnet pull force. Please test the pull force before any usage.

Neodymium magnets we sell are very strong. Handling them with care is necessary to prevent personal injuries, property damages and magnet damages.

Neodymium magnets are brittle; they can be broken or can splinter in a collision. One should wear gloves and protective glasses when handling these magnets, because splinters and/or spacers could disengage and fly from the magnets. Normal Neodymium magnets will lose their magnetic properties if heated above 175 degrees F (80 degrees C). Higher temperature rare earth neodymium magnets are available in our store.
The strong magnetic fields of neodymium magnets can damage items such as television, computer monitors, credit cards, bank cards, computers, diskettes and other data carriers, video tapes, mechanical watches, hearing aids, loud speakers and VCRs. Pace-makers may be damaged or switch to “Test Mode” in the presence of a strong magnetic force, if a pace-maker is in use, keep a minimum of 3 feet distance. You should avoid having constant contact with magnets of any size and keep a distance of at least 3 feet to large magnets. Children should not be allowed to handle neodymium magnets as they can be dangerous. Small magnets pose a choking hazard and should never be swallowed or inserted into any part of the body. Under no circumstances should you try to cut, saw or drill the Neodymium magnets! Not only would the magnet break, but the resulting dust from the magnet is very flammable. Neodymium magnets should never be burned, as burning them will create toxic fumes.
Ferrofluid MSDS Information:
COMPONENTS
Magnetite: 3-15 % by volume
Oil Soluble Dispersant: 6-30 % by volume
Carrier Liquid: 55-91 % by volume
CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling Point (°F): 401-491
Specific Gravity: 0.92 to 1.47
Vapor Pressure (mm Hg.): 1 at 100°F
Percent Volatile by Volume: 55-91 %
Vapor Density (AIR = 1): 6.4
Solubility in Water: Negligible
Evaporation Rate at: less than 0.1
Appearance and Odor: Black liquid, Mild odor
FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD AREA
Flash Point (°F): 160°
Method: TCC
Flammable Limits: uel: 0.6 lel : 7.0 at 77°F
Extinguishing Media: Co2, Foam, dry chemical, water spray.
Special Fire Fighting Procedure: Avoid smoke inhalation. Water spray may cause frothing.
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazard: None
HEALTH HAZARD AREA
Threshold Limit Value: 5mg/m3 for oil mist in air (OSHA Regulations 29 CFR 1910-1000)
Effects of Overexposure: No experience with overexposure.
Prolonged or repeated contact with skin or eye contact may cause irritation.
Inhalation of mist or vapor at high temperature may irritate respiratory passages.

Emergency and First Aid Procedures:
Skin Contact: Wash with soap and water.
Eyes: Flush with water and consult a physician for treatment.
Inhalation of Smoke or Mist: Move to fresh air and refer to physician for treatment.
Ingestion: The material has minimal toxicity, but fluid aspirated into the lungs during ingestion could cause severe pulmonary injury.
You should not induce vomiting and should seek medical attention if the material is ingested.
Gloves should be worn while working with these ferrofluids. Please refer to MSDS sheet for health and safety information. THIS ITEM SHOULD NOT BE RE-SHIPPED BY END USER

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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jack1

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#15 posted 456 days ago

A big danger with strong magnets is small children swallowing them. If they are swallowed separately, they could pinch an intestine.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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