Tools I Recommend #2: Magnets...amazing things

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Blog entry by BlueRidgeDog posted 04-04-2019 11:29 PM 662 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have been meaning to do this for a long time.

I picked up $10 worth of rare earth magnets from


A half inch shallow hole in push blocks and I no longer have to go hunting for them.

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#1 posted 04-05-2019 02:18 PM

great idea BRD i made a holder out of wood attached to the cabinet to hold mine but this would have been easier,if i had thought of it-lol.
keeping the push blocks handy is a must or we tend not to use them when we should.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 04-05-2019 02:26 PM

The store I linked to has them for about ten cents each, so you can get lots. I will have to put them on the other side of the push stick so I can stick it regardless of orientation…but I am in the same boat…if it is handy I use it and I should use it.

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#3 posted 04-05-2019 03:10 PM

The magnet prices on that site are great but geeze, the shipping is astonishingly bad. I was all set to buy ten 1/2×1/4” N52 magnets at $.81 each. But shipping was $20! I’ll have to stick with Ebay and wait for shipping from China.

Excellent idea for the push block holders!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#4 posted 04-05-2019 03:17 PM

Yea…I bought enough that it was not an issue. If you need one or two, not the place. But for forty or so it works.

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#5 posted 04-05-2019 07:42 PM

Yep, magnets are great. I have lots of my tools “magneted” up… even my plane till relies on magnets…

-- Pete

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#6 posted 04-06-2019 09:41 AM

Oh yes the rare earth magnets …well worth the $ outlay.
Freight, well I am surprised they will actually post them as magnets are a hazardous item.

If your into to e junk the old hard disk drives from PCs have a pair of kidney shaped ones inside.
These are as strong as I have ever seen, be carefull with them as if they snap together they will take a chunk of skin out quick smart.

-- Regards Rob

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