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Myself says: “I don’t know where it came from, but I neded up with an impossibly tiny — but quite powerful — disc magnet.  I think it’s about 2mm in diameter, but I haven’t seen it since I epoxied it into my screwdriver handle.  Highly recommended!”

Michael adds: “Try KJ Magnetcs for rare earth magnets that small.  I bought some larger ones from Lee Valley.  Very handy for sticking to tablesaws, drill presses, etc. to hold allen wrenches, chuck keys, etc.”

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6 Responses to Reader Find: Small Rare-Earth Magnets

  1. James B says:

    Man, I would like to toss a handfull of those at a file cabinet like I do the magnets I pull out of disk drives. I have wrapped that type magnet in tape and dropped it down my table saw’s dust collection hose after I dropped the arbor bolt down the chute.

  2. Myself says:

    For the curious, http://www.dansdata.com/magnets.htm is a good jumping-off point for your magnetic adventuring. I need to pick up some of that magnetic viewing film…

  3. Jason says:

    eBay is a good source of Neodymium magnets.

  4. Bohemian says:

    You can get those much cheaper. I got 328 for 10$. I just went to my local walgreens and bought the magnetic building toy with the sticks and ball barrings. Took the sticks out and cliped out the magnets with a pvc tubing cutter. On the softer plastic ones you just use acetone to soak them in disolving the plastic then fish them out with a metal object like a screw driver.

  5. MarkF says:

    I have a set of 5mm disks from Magcraft. Very strong stuff. I don’t have a good use for them, but they are so strong they are fun to play with.

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