FIRST4MAGNETS® | BLOG | THE WORLD OF MAGNETS

14/06/2021
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What’s in our Magnetic Fishing Kit?

Magnet Fishing has seen a huge rise in popularity I recent years and has become incredibly popular on TikTok and YouTube, however if your unsure how to get started or what equipment you may need, don’t worry we have the answers for you. We’ve produced a Magnetic Fishing Kit which is perfect for beginners who are looking to start magnet fishing or for anyone looking to upgrade their current kit. The durable watertight, hard-shell carrying case includes everything you need for your next fishing trip. So what exactly is included... Read More

11/06/2021
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Our best Magnetic Gifts for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is just around the corner and we here at FIRST4MAGNETS want to help you to find the perfect gift for the father figure in your life. Make a change from the regular gifts this year and pick an extraordinary gift from our range of magnetic products! Even if your father figure isn’t a magnet enthusiast, we are sure to have the ideal gift for them, before you browse our range of gifts just ask yourself a few questions about your father: Does my father do DIY? Does my... Read More

09/06/2021
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Smartphones & Magnets: All you need to know

Anyone working with or near magnets will have been made aware of the many health and safety warnings regarding magnets. One warning has always been that you must keep magnets away from computers, credit cards, and even your phone. So, do magnets pose a threat to phones and other modern technology? If so, what threats do they pose and how strong must a magnet be to damage a phone, and what parts of the device would be susceptible to damage? The whole idea can be traced back to older pieces... Read More

02/06/2021
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How is the strength of a magnet measured?

When considering the ‘strength’ of a magnet there are several key measurements that all contribute to a magnet’s strength in different ways, which can be a little confusing. Also, when trying to determine or measure a magnets strength the answer will be dependent on what is meant by strength be it either the pulling force or magnetic field strength, which are both often referred to as strength. So below we will describe each attribute that contributes to a magnets performance and in turn answer the question how is the strength... Read More

19/05/2021
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Make learning fun with Magnets

Magnetics is a part of all children’s education and Alnico magnets are extremely popular in schools due to their easy handling and much safer risk compared to Neodymium magnets. However, outside of the classroom magnets can also be a key part in some children’s toys here at FIRST4MAGNETS we have a range of toys and accessories that are perfectly suitable for children and that is thanks to their magnetic properties. So, we have decided to put a list together of our top child friendly products below. Tangram Magnets The highly... Read More

12/05/2021
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What material is best for shielding a magnet?

Shielding a magnet or attempting to block a magnetic field is a subject that several of our customers approach our experts with on a regular basis, so we decided to examine what materials can be used to shield a magnet. Before learning how to shield a magnet it’s important to know that magnetic shielding does not block a magnetic field. No material can stop the lines of flux from travelling from a magnet’s north to its south pole. However, it can be redirected. The simplest example of this would be... Read More

05/05/2021
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What reduces a magnets performance?

All magnets have a ‘pull’ rating measured in kilograms which relates to how much force acting perpendicular to the magnet to pull the magnet from a steel plate, when in direct contact. The ‘pull’ rating is obtained and calculated under ideal conditions such as a thick enough steel plate which is perfectly flat and clean. As the pull force is slowly steadily increased and is absolutely perpendicular to the magnet face. However, in real world applications, perfect conditions are unlikely and there are six main factors which could affect and... Read More

28/04/2021
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Our best magnetic products to be used in construction

During our construction week here at FIRST4MAGNETS we’ve decide to show you how some of our magnetic products can make your life easier when it comes to working on site. We have a range of products which can help in a variety of ways from helping follow health and safety guidelines to cleaning up your workspace and even just little gadgets to make life easier. Take a look below and find out what product will best help you day to day. Magnetic Sweepers Our range of magnetic sweepers require no... Read More

21/04/2021
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Handling Magnets Safely

Magnets can be extremely useful and have many benefits for a wide range of applications, but they do come with some hazards. If you place two magnets close to each other you will see them attract, in which they leap towards each other with great acceleration and then slam together. All our magnets are tested, and each magnet is clearly labelled with its pull-strength and our stronger magnets are packaged alongside a warning brochure. Neodymium magnets are amongst the strongest magnets in the world, and the force at which they... Read More

14/04/2021
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Are Magnets stronger when side by side?

Does placing two magnets side by side double the pull force? We get questions like this from customers regularly about how different set ups of magnets will affect their performance. The answer truly to this question is it depends on the exact circumstances and set up you are using for your magnets. So, we decided to look and explain what the results would be when placing two magnets side by side. The pull force of two magnets side by side attracting to a steel plate can vary in several ways;... Read More