Almost all of the rare earth magnets I have had eventually lose there
chrome or nickel. I have purchased from different vendors.
Is this because the ones I notice it are used to hold tools, and things
like the the drill chuck key.
Is it because they are banging the magnet?
Is it because the magnets are so strong the chrome just can't handle the
Is it the quality of the magnets?
"Zz Yzx" wrote in message
On Sat, 24 Mar 2012 15:16:04 -0400, tiredofspam <nospam.nospam.com>
I've had the same luck. Some seemed to have chipped with only rare
use or contact.
===================================================================It would seem that the chrome doesn't stick to well to the magnets. I have
seen the same thing. It appears that they plate the magnets directly.
Usually, a part is copper plated first before chroming. Copper seems to
stick well to most things but chrome does not. Chrome does stick to copper
very well though. It's likely just a cost cutting measure.
There are better built rare earth magnets that will not chip and IIRC
they do not have a thin chrome coating.
Apparently an indestructible plastic coating protects these magnets.
And their other stuff.
Thanks, Have you used the rubber units?
I hadn't seen them before. For some items that makes sense.
For others not sure. I think I like the chrome look.
But for shop stuff the rubber will solve the problem. Nice the fact that
they become less prone to slide.
On 3/24/2012 9:20 PM, Leon wrote:
Wowsers!! What a wealth of tinker/prototype/jig solutions..Thankee
muchly for that link there, Leon!
==============================================================Check out their largest one. 4" diameter x 2" thick. Over 1000 pounds pull.
I don't think I'd feel safe with that one.
That baby could probably erase your credit cards from across the
=============================================================If you got it stuck to something, I have no idea how you would get off.
"Leon" wrote in message
On 3/26/2012 6:38 AM, Swingman wrote:
Yeah and most likely most of the UPS cab is aluminum. But think of all
the crap in the other packages that would be stuck to the magnet.
===================================================================I imagine it would come in a really big box.
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