General Magnet Information
We only sell Neodymium Magnets - they are currently the most powerful magnets available.
All our magnets are high grade Neodymium, grade N45. They are much, much stronger than
the more common Ceramic Magnets, ALNICO Magnets, or lower grade Neodymium magnets ( Grade N28, N35, N38, or N40 ). They are also more expensive.
Neodymium magnets are very powerful, much more powerful than magnets most people are familiar with
and need to be handled with proper care. The magnetic fields from these magnets can affect each other from more than 12 inches away. Please note that these magnets are fragile. Even though they are coated with a tough protective nickel plating, do not allow them to snap together with their full force or they may chip, break, and possibly send small pieces of metal flying on impact. Our magnets can easily bruise fingers and the larger ones can break finger bones and even crush hands as they attempt to connect together.
Always wear protective eyewear or safety goggles when handling the magnets. Keep magnets away from any magnetic based storage devices such as desktop or laptop computers, hard drives, floppy disks, cassette tapes, VHS tapes, or credit cards. A distance of at least 12" should be kept between magnets and these items at all times. Neodymium magnets are not suitable for small children to play with.
If small magnets are ingested, they can connect together in parts of the digestive system, blocking proper operation and cause death. These magnets should only be handled under strict adult supervision.
Neodymium magnets will PERMANENTLY lose their magnetic properties if they are heated above 180° Fahrenheit (80° C).
All Neodymium magnets are not created equal!
You may find 'inexpensive' Neodymium magnets for sale from time to time. The phrase "buyer beware" certainly applies here. Our magnets are at least 12,500 gauss or higher. We always try and stock the most powerful magnet available for any particular size & shape. There are plenty of inexpensive Neodymium magnets available... but they have just a small fraction of the magnetic power that our magnets have.
Like always, you get what you pay for.
Please note - due to the expense involved in machining dies, etc. , we do not fabricate custom magnets.
Special 'SuperMagnet' Information
In addition to our regular Neodymium magnets, we also sell SuperMagnets.
SuperMagnets are very large & powerful Neodymium magnets. These magnet are custom fabricated to order and they are strong enough to break arm bones and crush hands in the blink of an eye. The magnets listed as SuperMagnets can only be sold to adults and require an adult signature upon delivery. They are potentially extremely dangerous.
NEVER ALLOW CHILDREN TO PLAY WITH OUR LARGE SUPERMAGNETS!
SuperMagnets can only be shipped by UPS ground - they cannot be shipped via air as it will interfere with the aircraft's navigational equipment. All SuperMagnets are packed in either small wooden boxes or with large blocks/panels of Styrofoam in double-wall cardboard boxes to minimize the external magnetic field.
ALL OUR MAGNETS ARE BRAND NEW & FACTORY FRESH
IMPORTANT NOTE: Magnets have a theoretical maximum pull listed for each one. This should only be a rough guide between magnet choices and generally have little basis in actual use.