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Rare Earth Magnets
Posted by: Frank Domino (---.pn.at.cox.net)
Date: June 28, 2020 09:02AM

Been wanting to try rare earth magnets on my thread wrapper but can not find any info on what size to use, I’ve looked at several photos of wrappers with magnets and they appear to all be different sizes. Could really use some help on what size to get ( diameter, thickness, pull force, plating) and where to purchase. Thanks

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Re: Rare Earth Magnets
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---.lightspeed.rcsntx.sbcglobal.net)
Date: June 28, 2020 09:37AM

These are the ones I used for my tensioner:
[www.apexmagnets.com]

These are brittle - so treat them gently. Hard to do when the go rogue ue and attach to all iron around.

Of course you have to install them on the stainless 1/4" threaded rod OPPOSED to each other.
I used two on each side - total of 4. Two "pushing" left - two "pushing" right. A @#$%& to get appart if you do it incorrectly.

Herb
CTS



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/28/2020 09:41AM by Herb Ladenheim.

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Re: Rare Earth Magnets
Posted by: Terry Fude (---)
Date: June 28, 2020 10:59AM

maybe these will work for you
[rougarourods.com]

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Re: Rare Earth Magnets
Posted by: Frank Domino (---.pn.at.cox.net)
Date: June 29, 2020 09:42PM

Thanks for the reply I ordered some today, never thought about the stainless steel rod, good info.

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Re: Rare Earth Magnets
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---.lightspeed.rcsntx.sbcglobal.net)
Date: June 30, 2020 12:22PM

Frank,
FYI,
I used 2 magnets on each side. Best to tape both "2 pack" together so they don't run amuck.
Herb

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Re: Rare Earth Magnets
Posted by: Fred Kneipp (209.160.17.---)
Date: July 02, 2020 03:49PM

What is the advantage of using rare earth magnets over springs as thread tensioner?

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Re: Rare Earth Magnets
Posted by: Frank Domino (---.pn.at.cox.net)
Date: July 04, 2020 04:59PM

Some say it will make the thread run off smoother, I have the CRB with the fiberglass rod and I really hated how inconsistent the thread came off with the springs. I find the magnets are not perfect but they are way way smoother then the springs, it’s really worth a try for the cost.

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