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Any local shops that sell magnets ?

I am looking to convert my strap mount tank bag into a magnetic tankbag and was wondering if any local shops like Hobby Lobby etc sell disc magnets ?
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American Science and Surplus should also have it and maybe Harbor Freight
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Also office supple stores sell them, they are in the business card supply area.

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youre gonna want neodymium type magnets, refrigerator magnets are no where near strong enough

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American Science and Surplus should also have it and maybe Harbor Freight
American Science for sure.

Or there is this thing called the internets

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awesome, you guys rock. I will check out these stores and remember neo magnets.
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grainger i think it is sells these 1/4" thick 1" dia neo magnets that have a pull power of like 20lbs each they are liek 10 each i think

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yea, i think graingers p/n is 2VAF2. I think if the other retail stores mentioned here dont work out, then this grainger item will be the one. I am guessing 3 of these neos should be good enough for my cortech mini tank bag.
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yea, i think graingers p/n is 2VAF2. I think if the other retail stores mentioned here dont work out, then this grainger item will be the one. I am guessing 3 of these neos should be good enough for my cortech mini tank bag.
yep those are the ones i buy at work... they are nasty suckers handle with extreme care especially if you have 2 out at the same time, thei come together hard enought to shatter or break fingers or draw blood if they pinch you

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I just have to put in a plug here for the official online mad science warehouse, United Nuclear. The ones you probably want (2 x 1/4") are around $18 there.

They also sell death ray parts, uranium, and caffeinated soap, just in case you needed something to do over the weekend.

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I just have to put in a plug here for the official online mad science warehouse, United Nuclear. The ones you probably want (2 x 1/4") are around $18 there.

They also sell death ray parts, uranium, and caffeinated soap, just in case you needed something to do over the weekend.
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i've got a surplus of chick magnets... i could probably spare a few if you need.

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I am looking to convert my strap mount tank bag into a magnetic tankbag and was wondering if any local shops like Hobby Lobby etc sell disc magnets ?
If you've not found any magnets yet, I have a pile of hard drives I need to destroy for work. I can pull some magnets out for you. These are pretty strong for their size. Not sure how many pounds they hold, but I'm betting they'd hold a tank bag on.

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If you've not found any magnets yet, I have a pile of hard drives I need to destroy for work. I can pull some magnets out for you. These are pretty strong for their size. Not sure how many pounds they hold, but I'm betting they'd hold a tank bag on.
I think those are usually neodymium magnets, too. My brother has a couple on his refrigerator: they're crescent shaped, so maybe a little hard to work with, but very strong, definitely in the "finger-eating" category.

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I have not picked up the neo magnets from Grainger yet, so I may take you harddrive guys up on your offer....how big are the magnets inside the drive ?
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I gutted a bunch of hard drives today. I have good news and bad news.

The good news is I have about a dozen magnets. The bad news is, they seems to be impossible to get off the metal mounts. I shattered one magnet and cut-up my hand trying to get one off the mount. Usually they just pop right off when you whack it with a screw driver.

The magnet part is the crescent that's held in place with pins.



They are here if you want them, otherwise they go to the recycler on Wednesday.

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Just buy this and get the other half of the clips and put them on your straps.

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smurph - thanks for that link, if the harddrive magnets don't work out, I think that is a good alternative.
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