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Old 04-13-2012, 7:44 AM   #1
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Need recommendation on magnets

I'm trying to fashion a shelf for all of my Apex equipment that will get held under my open air stand by magnets. I tried some used for cabinet doors and they just aren't strong enough.

The idea is that I can just lift the shelf into the cavity under the stand and it would lock into place when the magnets grab. It actually worked well until I put the apex stuff on the shelf. Too much weight. Would prefer a local source, or amazon I guess. Just need to know if anyone has had need of good magnets before.

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Try K&J Magnetics. They have everything you need in magnets.

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Old 04-13-2012, 8:17 AM   #3
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i think harbor Freight has some on Douglas Blvd.

try mcmaster carr. they are on fulton ind.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#rare-earth-magnets/=h35lrq

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i think harbor Freight has some on Douglas Blvd.

try mcmaster carr. they are on fulton ind.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#rare-earth-magnets/=h35lrq
Harbor freight would be perfect so I'll check them out.

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Rockler Woodworking (they have a website and a store on Roswell Rd) sells rare earth magnets in many sizes. Strong!
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Selection may not be what you want but HD has magnets in the drawers in the hardware section. But, a trip to Rockler Woodworking would sure be fun. LOL

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Selection may not be what you want but HD has magnets in the drawers in the hardware section. But, a trip to Rockler Woodworking would sure be fun. LOL
Yeah, already tried drawer magnets from Lowes and they aren't strong enough.

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Yeah, already tried drawer magnets from Lowes and they aren't strong enough.
Didn't mean "Drawer Magenets". What I meant was in the drawers containing all kinds of odd stuff (located in the hardware section) they have magnets. But, They may not have any strong enough.

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Try K&J Magnetics. They have everything you need in magnets.
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They have the strongest magnets i've seen. You will draw blood if you aren't careful. I'm using a few to hold a frag rack on 1/2" glass.

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