Rare Earth Magnet Chisel Rack
Rare earth magnet chisel rack is article about Shop Improvement bookmarked by dan with ID 1163151338 was uploaded on 25-01-2019 and has been viewed 64,589 times.
Problem.I have a real mess in my chisel storage drawer.Good chisels bounce around far too much, and I have to protect every chisel edge otherwise they get banged and dinged.Idea.Will a pair of rare earth magnets hold a chisel rack? Will the setup work for all the different size of chisels I have? Can I eliminate my d*rn edge protector covers? I tested these 1/8″ x 3/4″ dia.
countersunk rare earth ring magnets and found they were the answer.The countersunk holes make them very easy to mount, and they really grab! Layout.I cut a board to 5/8″ x 4″ x 19-1/2″ (length = my drawer width).
I used #4 x 1/2″ flathead sheet metal screws and attached pairs of these rare earth magnets at 1-3/4″ intervals.I spread the magnets 2-1/2″ apart for my longer chisels, and 1-3/4″ apart for my shorter chisels.
Don't over drive the screws, the ring magnets are brittle and they can break.Solution.I attached the 'chisel rack' to my drawer bottom with screws from underneath.My chisels don't move around anymore.Problem solved! Photos by Author Source: Rare Earth Magnets #NSN0589 Magcraft rare-earth-magnets.