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    Question Any Suppliers of Magnets recommended..?

    I have been looking around for a while for some decent small magnets available to buy.

    I find fridge magnets and notice board magnets just not up to the job.

    I once found a Micro 35mm cache that i had to pull quite hard to get off a road sign and the enclosed magnet was quite small. :wub:

    I would like to find a similar type, and just wondered if anybody on here has used an outlet they could recommend.

    I did found an online place that sells literally loads of types.. http://e-magnetsuk.com/

    Anybody Used them..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seacarrot View Post
    I have been looking around for a while for some decent small magnets available to buy.

    I find fridge magnets and notice board magnets just not up to the job.

    I once found a Micro 35mm cache that i had to pull quite hard to get off a road sign and the enclosed magnet was quite small. :wub:

    I would like to find a similar type, and just wondered if anybody on here has used an outlet they could recommend.

    I did found an online place that sells literally loads of types.. http://e-magnetsuk.com/

    Anybody Used them..?
    what about http://www.geotees.co.uk/product_inf...products_id=67

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    You could try http://www.dealextreme.com/search.dx...h.magnets#1105 The delivery is a little slow but the prices are good.
    Last edited by Bill D (wwh); 3rd December 2008 at 09:04 PM. Reason: Approved link

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    Quote Originally Posted by seacarrot View Post
    I have been looking around for a while for some decent small magnets available to buy.

    I find fridge magnets and notice board magnets just not up to the job.

    I once found a Micro 35mm cache that i had to pull quite hard to get off a road sign and the enclosed magnet was quite small. :wub:

    I would like to find a similar type, and just wondered if anybody on here has used an outlet they could recommend.

    I did found an online place that sells literally loads of types.. http://e-magnetsuk.com/

    Anybody Used them..?
    I use Supermagnete in Switzerland.. Very quick delivery and a great range of very powerful magnets. Have a look at the DEATH MAGNET...

    http://www.supermagnete.de/eng/index.php?switch_lang=1

    I've used them a few times, and the service and product is always top quality.

    Rampton.

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    Neodymium is the keyword!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Humphrey View Post
    Neodymium is the keyword!
    They are the very fellows, also called earth magnets, I believe?
    I've used a few of these on caches I've customized, and these little guys can really stick!
    I bought mine on ebay, and as HH says, the keyword is Neodymium.
    I'm just going outside, and may be some time!

    www.jacobitecaching.co.uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacobite View Post
    They are the very fellows, also called earth magnets, I believe?
    I've used a few of these on caches I've customized, and these little guys can really stick!
    I bought mine on ebay, and as HH says, the keyword is Neodymium.
    Generally called 'rare earth' magnets and are made of Neodymium Iron Boron but they need some sort of surface treatment like nickle plating. If the plating comes off, then they tend to disintegrate. If you can find them, magnets made of Samarium Cobalt are very nearly as strong and don't require any surface treatment; they will work 'raw'
    If you have an old computer hard drive that's U/S then there are one, sometimes two, very strong magnets in them that are usually bonded onto a steel backplate with holes in. That can make attaching them to a cache box a bit easier. I went into a local computer repair place and asked if they had any scrap HDDs, told them exactly what I wanted them for and they gave me half a dozen.
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    I have used magnets from these people and have had a few comments on their strenght.
    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Guys-Magnets

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    Default Cheers...

    Thanks for your help guys, plenty there for me to look though. :socool:

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    It is Canadian, but here is another supplier.

    http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.a...&cat=1&p=42363

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pharisee View Post
    Generally called 'rare earth' magnets and are made of Neodymium Iron Boron but they need some sort of surface treatment like nickle plating. If the plating comes off, then they tend to disintegrate.
    The ones I get out of disk drives "suffer" from the nickel plating coming off, but that makes them easier to break into small bits - if you put too much on a cache box you can find that the magnet parts company with the box through the duct tape. The worst thing is that the plating can be quite sharp when you're trying to peel it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sTeamTraen View Post
    The ones I get out of disk drives "suffer" from the nickel plating coming off, but that makes them easier to break into small bits - if you put too much on a cache box you can find that the magnet parts company with the box through the duct tape. The worst thing is that the plating can be quite sharp when you're trying to peel it off.
    One tip for these types of magnets is to get some Araldite or similiar epoxy glue and coat them in it prior to using them. It helps to remove sharp edges and protects the nickel coating.:cheers:
    "I Cache, therefore I am"

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    Although you loose a little "pulling power". I find its better to glue, gaffer tape the magnets inside the container. Less chance of loosing the magnets.

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    http://www.first4magnets.com/index.asp

    You might find something there that will suit . Never used them so can't offer any advice about service etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rampton Broadmoore View Post
    I use Supermagnete in Switzerland.. Very quick delivery and a great range of very powerful magnets. Have a look at the DEATH MAGNET...

    http://www.supermagnete.de/eng/index.php?switch_lang=1

    I've used them a few times, and the service and product is always top quality.

    Rampton.
    I've just received delivery of several magnets, including a couple of boxed sets for Xmas presents. I can echo what was said about quality and delivery - top notch.

    As for the magnets themselves, well all I can say is "Jesus H Christ"!!!! Talk about powerful! I don't quite know what I'm going to do with the two disks about 1cm dia, each with a lifting force of 12kg (apart from being VERY careful :lol

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