FIRST4MAGNETS® | BLOG | THE WORLD OF MAGNETS

25/01/2021
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Home schooling with magnets!

We sympathise with all of you who are having to home school during this lockdown! We completely understand certain topics may not be interesting to everyone, but we are a firm believer that magnets are a great teaching aid to allow your children to be interactive. It’s time for you to take charge and dismiss those blank little faces looking back at you. Here are our top magnetic tips and activities to help bring some fun back to home schooling! Make their workspace interactive! Our FerroPaint® magnetic paint allows you... Read More

08/01/2021
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National Static Electricity Day!

It has been experienced by a majority of us, whether you were rubbing a party balloon on your head and sticking it to the wall or shuffling your feet across the floor to give your friends or family an cheeky little shock. Static electricity has occasionally added a spark to everyone’s day. Every year national static electricity day is celebrated on the 9th January. This day is dedicated to the observance of static electricity and investigates how we may cause it. Static electricity is vastly different from the electrical current... Read More

06/01/2021
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Commemorating Earth Rotation Day

The biggest magnet on the planet is the earth itself. Today marks the celebration of the earth and in particular it remembers when French Physicist, Leon Foucault, revealed the Earth rotates on its axis! To celebrate we have put together some interesting facts to celebrate the Earth. Why does the earth rotate? “The Earth keeps spinning because it was born spinning” – Kevin Luhman, an assistant professor of astronomy at Penn State Rotating is known as the fundamental behaviour of objects in the universe. To help explain this hear is... Read More

16/12/2020

Last minute Secret Santa ideas all for under £10!!

Uh oh, has somebody forgot to buy their Secret Santa gift?! Don’t worry we have you covered with our top magnetic gifts all for under £10! Magnetic Bottle Opener *CLICK* Open my drink hold my lid! Our magnetic bottle opener easily removes caps from bottles of beer, pop, juice and more using the push and pop off mechanism. This gift is geared for a festival goer, camper or an all-round gadget enthusiast! Magnetic Extendable Torch Our magnetic torches are a handy tool enabling you to retrieve a metal item from... Read More

06/11/2020
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Fight back against winter with our magnetic Winter hacks!

We all love how picturesque the frost of Jack Frost looks. We love to get all wrapped up in our hats and scarves for a winter walk and getting home to get cosy by a fire, but we cannot deny that sometimes winter comes with its disadvantages. With this is mind we have put together some of our top magnetic hacks to help eliminate some of your winter problems. Magnetic Car Covers Clearing frost on your car during the winter months is a time-consuming, unwelcomed task. Our solution create your... Read More

23/10/2020
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Expert Magnet of the Month- Hook Magnets

Christmas. Yes, we’ve said it, Christmas! Now is the time to start preparing your store retail displays, perhaps you already have an idea but are unsure how to make your vision come to life? Our Neodymium and Ferrite hook magnets allow for easy interchangeable displays, whilst providing a secure hold. Great for suspending POS and retail signage, or creating seasonal displays or holding lighting to steelwork. With a wide range of colours, sizes and pull strengths available, no solution is out of reach! Therefore, our Experts have chosen these magnets... Read More

09/10/2020
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North & South Good To Knows

Our experts often get questions regarding magnets and how they work. From how North and South work to how that applies to the different ranges. With is in mind, we have broken down all the key bits of information, along with the frequently asked questions our experts get asked, in order to help your understanding on the world of magnets. What are Poles? Every Magnet has at least two magnetic poles, one NORTH and one SOUTH and a magnetic field flows continuously from NORTH to SOUTH. Are there any differences... Read More

02/10/2020
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National Improve Your Office Day

Working in an out of date corporate environment with plain walls and dated equipment has been proven to put your employees in a bad or unproductive mood. So why not take some small steps to help improve or revamp your office or even your home office? Improve Your Office Day encourages you to tidy up, move around, or buy something new for your desk or surrounding area. How about buying a plant or some artwork, or jazz up your stationary collection, or better still upgrade your office with our magnetic... Read More

29/09/2020
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Good to knows on Magnetic Chucks

*15% off our magnetic chucks! Offer ends 19/10/2020! Standard Pole Magnetic Chucks Shapes available: Rectangular & Circular Rectangular Sizes: 160mm x 70mm x 45mm to 600mm dia x 300mm x 58mm Circular Sizes: 125mm dia x 48mm to 500mm dia x 65mm Material: Neodymium Removable operating handle provides simple on-off switching. Suitable for thicker workpieces from 3mm and above. SHOP THE RANGE Fine Pole Magnetic Chucks Shapes available: Rectangular & Circular Rectangular Sides: 160mm x 70mm x 45mm to 600mm dia x 300mm x 58mm Circular Sides: 125mm dia x... Read More

24/09/2020
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Good practices of Magnet Fishing

Magnet fishing is the UK’s latest craze with fishers, metal detecting enthusiasts and even celebrities giving it a go. The concept is simple, drop a magnet into a body of water and see what ferrous materials you find. We’ve known people to find bikes, prams, safes, coins and tools! As part of National Recycling week, we felt like it’s important to highlight the good practices of magnet fishing! Always tidy up after yourselves and recycle any materials you don’t wish to keep.  It’s important to depose of any unwanted... Read More