what kid wouldn't like a Dangerously Strong Magnet?

I'm not sure if this guy really meant this is a two inch magnet that can lift 200 pounds, or if he pulled a Stonehenge and it's really two feet. Either way, damn, that's some magnet!

Here and here.

These powerful 2" diameter X 1/2" thick NdFeB disks are brand new, Licensed NdFeB, Grade 35 material. They come Nickel plated to help prevent chipping and corrosion. Actual field density measured at the surface of one of these magnets is around 3500 Gauss. Br Max (the maximum field density which can be generated by this material) is 12,100 Gauss (this is considered to be the "Gauss Rating"). One of these magnets, under ideal circumstances can lift around 200 pounds of Iron! [...]

These magnets are serious tools and somewhat dangerous if mishandled! Due to their size and dimensions, these magnets are larger than necessary for most applications. These are popular for underwater salvage, and some lifting applications - however, it should be noted, that a heavy, unbalanced load when lifted with magnets can easily break loose! Never use magnets for lifting unless you don't care that the load might unexpectadly break loose!

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8 Responses:

  1. fzou says:

    It could definitely lead to a case of "fatal attraction".

    Ha. Ha. So. Funny.

  2. Here's a somewhat uneducated question:

    Would being around a magnet like that fuck a person up?


    • altamira16 says:

      10 times that strength so exposure would be okay, but I don't know if you want to go carrying it around in your pocket all the time. It would probably erase the magnetic strip on all your credit cards and stuff like that anyway.

  3. mendel says:

    Shipping $7.50, and he talks about magicians palming them -- I think the dimensions are correct.


  4. novalis says:

    You could make a really neat coatrack -- just epoxy a row of these on your wall, and whenever you want to hang up a coat, just stick a paperclip into the tag and throw it at the wall.

  5. fnordium says:

    For 20-some bucks, you get order a 225 lb. lifting magnet
    from an industrial catalog here:


    I have one of these, and It's Not As Strong As You Might Think(tm).
    I actually prefer old hard drive magnets, which are devilishly
    strong and quite tiny, and thus easier to use in creative ways.
    They are also "nearly free".


  6. naturalborn says:

    It's undoubtedly inches, a rare earth magnet two feet on a side I'd expect to be able to lift a car.

    When I was a kid I got some rare earth magnets - the larger ones are covered in plastic to not damage each other and have plastic handles attached so you don't tear your fingernails pulling them apart from each other. The smaller are about half a centimeter wide but still chipped each other when you let go of them near each other, so we wrapped them in lots of tissue, now they look like pieces of popcorn.

    Rare earth magnets are ridiculously strong.

  7. forthdude says:

    It's undoubtably 2". I have some simular magnets that are 1/2" cubes. They are dangerously strong! They came with a kit that would levitate a small sliver of another material (can't remember what it was). It worked by weakly reflecting the magnetic field. By using a thin (light) enough piece of this material with insanely strong magnets you could levitate it a couple of millimeters.

    The magnets were so strong that you could put two on opposite sides of your hand and they could suspend each other! You have to be very careful as you move one towards the edge of your hand because they have a great sense of purpose about getting together and they won't let a little skin come between them. Damn that hurt...