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This new design of rare-earth switchable magnet produces the greatest strength with the least volume of any on the market. Switchable magnets are most
 
useful for shop jigs, particularly for drill presses, bandsaws and router tables – anywhere that other types of clamping interferes with the material being worked.

This low-profile (0.740"/19mm) 150 lb force switchable magnet has a 2-5/8" long integral attachment flange that can even be a jig in itself; for example, you can use it as a bandsaw fence when ripping an inch or two off a board, or use two magnets on a drill press for repetitive drilling. If a jig is going to be subjected to any significant rotational force, it is better to use two magnets on it so that rotational forces can be converted to shear forces. A good example is a featherboard for a table saw, where rotational forces are experienced when a board is just starting to enter the fingers and when exiting the fingers.

The magnet is particularly easy to install since it attaches to the edge of a jig; it does not have to be recessed into it. They usually can be mounted with ordinary wood screws, but for softwoods, MDF or chipboard, where pull-out strength can be less, we include machine screws and dowel nuts for more secure attachment. Although the magnet has pull-off resistance up to 165 lb of force in ideal conditions, you can expect a minimum of 150 lbs when attached to iron or steel 1/4" thick or greater.

 
 
Switchable Magnet, 150 lb force
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