Earrh Magnets - I found an excellent source!

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  1. frenzyrumble

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    A couple of days ago, I mentioned the local Michael's was out of 1/4" rare earth magnets. I headed over to radio shack (which someone recommended) only to find 1/4" priced at $1.99 EACH :O

    I was just in WalMart picking up (more) Fusion, and low and behold in the "clearance" section of the toy department, they had those magnet building sets on sale for $8.00. (for those not near a walmart, these things are ALL OVER ebay)

    Each "connector" piece has 2 rare earth magnets on each end. With a lighter and an X-acto blade, these things pop off in seconds.

    I took apart all 70 (140 magnets) in about 15 minutes. I cut off the plastic on the very ends, burn the plastic casing around the magnet (about 5 seconds under the flame so it softens) Then pry each one out with the X-acto.

    No more paying $5.00 for a set of 6. I now have what looks like a neverending supply of these kitbashing and custom must-haves.

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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Great find man! Clearances FTW!
     
  3. SharkyMcShark

    SharkyMcShark Hi. I'm better than you

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    Yeah that's where I get all mine from yoo
     
  4. frenzyrumble

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    The melting and knife trick works great though. I have to recommend that.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up...and yea, Radio Shack is a rip off.

    I also found a site online that has decent prices and some specialty styles.

    http://www.rare-earth-magnets.com/
     
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    Heh, those 1/4 rare earth magnets sell for $3.99 at my local Radioshack.

    I figured I'd hit a Kmart to see if I could find something similar since it was on my way home today. They have Magnetix that are 20% off for those looking for an alternative.
     

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