Steel discs (often called strike plates) offer added flexibility when working with magnets. They can be used in place of a magnet in some applications because they make an ideal target for other magnets to attract to and attach with. This can dramatically lower your production or project expenses as steel discs cost significantly less than magnets.
Due to their ultra thin profile, these blank steel discs can be used to create a variety of magnetic catches, latches, packaging and box closure mechanisms – again, without the cost of an additional magnet.
As a result, these discs are ideal for a wide array of custom cabinetry creations, scrapbook attachments, door closures, sign and banner stays – as well as closure mechanisms on furniture, luggage, bags, holsters, wall-hangings, draperies and tarps.
For best results, we recommend that the steel disc be slightly larger than the attaching magnet in diameter.
You should also consider another difference that isn't reflected in the pull force or price. When you stick two magnets together, there are lateral forces that act to pull the magnets to center upon one another. This is not the case with steel discs.
Steel discs and magnets will not attempt to center themselves on their own when they are combined. Instead of drawing toward the center, the magnet will attach to any point on the steel object. This is ideal if you're making a latch and the magnet's position might change slightly. Despite the slight misalignment, the force will be roughly the same so long as the steel strike plate that is larger than the magnet.
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These magnets are so strong that it is difficult to separate them without using some kind of prying tool, my fingers alone are too weak to do it. They will do the job I purchased them for very well.
The magnets I received were shipped quickly and securely, and I had no issues with delivery. They were packed well and in good shape when I received them. I noticed no defect with the magnets and I I was able to use them exactly as I intended on back of a piece of jatoba for a magnetic knife strip. I routed a track to 1/8” and glued and epoxied the magnets in place. The magnets provide sufficient pull strength to hold knives without being too energetic about grabbing them from the hand. These met my need precisely and I would purchase again if I decide to make more of these magnetic knife holders.
I used the magnets on a wooden toy box for my grandson. Easy to install and the perfect strength. I will be buying different sizes for other projects.
Ordered these magnets for a project that I was working on. Received as stated & described, the magnets are what I was looking for. Will order from them again.
Used this for a hobby project I’m working on and the magnets held my project together very well. The finish on them were uniform and packaged them very well. They were shipped and received very timely and will be re-ordering more.
Good customer service, great price & quick to ship
I was hoping to find a strong, low profile magnet to use on my project - which is a restoration of a WWII Army Footlocker. I wanted to attach some old photos and postcards to the underside of the lid, but without using any permanent adhesives which may have affected my paint job. These worked perfectly!
Just what I needed and at the right price.....
Will purchase more when needed.
Have used before & reordered magnets for customized windows alarm contacts. Work fantastic & slim profile allowing no issues opening & closing windows.
me use these to stop 1/24 scale drag racing slot cars !!
1/2 x 1/8 Inch Strong Neodymium Rare Earth Disc Magnets N52 (24 Pack)