uses of magnets

  1. How Magnets are Used in Electronics

    How Magnets are Used in Electronics
    The cellphone in your pocket, the tablet on your bedside table, the radio in your office, and the computer you’re currently reading this post on—what do all three of these have in common? We use these devices and many others on a daily basis, but rarely do we think about what they’re made of and how they work. If it...
  2. Uses for Apex’s Atypical Magnets

    Uses for Apex’s Atypical Magnets
    If you've ordered from Apex in the past, you’re probably familiar with our most popular products, including discs, blocks, and cylinders. Aside from the commonly used magnets, we also have a category of miscellaneous shaped magnets that serve a multitude of purposes! From organizing your workplace to helping you relieve stress, these “other” shaped magnets will help you in your...
  3. Magnetic Platform Pedals Make Mountain Bike Crashes Safer

    Magnetic Platform Pedals Make Mountain Bike Crashes Safer
    If you’ve ever been mountain biking, you know that it’s important to attach your feet to your pedals, but it can lead to some pretty intense crashing and injuries if you aren’t able to detach yourself from the pedals should an accident occur. The company magped is working toward addressing this issue with a magnetic form of clipless pedals. These...
  4. Uses for Countersunk Magnets

    Uses for Countersunk Magnets
    You’re probably more familiar with countersunk magnets than you believe. These ring-shaped magnets look like washers with a raised surface and a hole in the center. The wedge and the hole exist so the countersunk magnet (also known as countersink magnet) can be anchored in place with a single screw. We sell a variety of countersunk blocks with holes that...
  5. Uncommon Uses of Magnets

    Uncommon Uses of Magnets
    While magnets are useful for everyday applications, such as organizing a cluttered bathroom or kitchen, they can also be utilized in some more unconventional ways!  We’ve rounded up some of our favorite not-so-common uses for magnets that’ll show you that magnets are for more than hanging photos on your fridge. Continue reading →
  6. 3 Magnet Crafts Using Hook Magnets

    3 Magnet Crafts Using Hook Magnets
    Here at Apex, we love finding ways to use all of our different shaped products. When we need things hung, our first instinct is to look at shelving and grab our hammers and nails. The truth is, you don’t need an elaborate piece to hold things up! Our hook magnets have a variety of uses because of their tremendous holding power, with a range of sizes capable of holding 12 lbs up to 200 lbs. Here are three of our favorite ways to use them, with little drilling required. Continue reading →
  7. How Leatherman© is Changing the Multitool Game with Neodymium Magnets

    How Leatherman© is Changing the Multitool Game with Neodymium Magnets
    At Apex Magnets, we’re always curious to see how companies are using magnets to improve the functionality of their products. We recently learned of Leatherman©’s newest multitool line-- the Leatherman© Free Collection, which is breaking the mold of traditional multitools. Gearheads, outdoorsmen, and handymen alike are getting especially excited over the Free P2 and P4’s versatility, packaging, and ease of use. Our favorite part of the multitools? The innovative use of magnets. Continue reading →
  8. Keeping Your Cabinet Doors Shut with Magnets

    Keeping Your Cabinet Doors Shut with Magnets
    If you live in an older home that has settled, you may find that some of your cabinet doors won’t stay shut no matter what you try. Instead of ripping out and replacing all of your cabinets or packing your bags to move out, we have a quick, temporary fix to keep those pesky doors closed, with magnets, of course. Last year, we created a more permanent DIY: a magnetic cabinet latch solution using countersunk magnets. In this blog, we’re putting together a simple magnet hack that won’t involve power tools (or any tools, really!) Continue reading →
  9. 4 Uses for Cylinder Magnets

    4 Uses for Cylinder Magnets
    If you’re looking for a large pull force relative to the size of a magnet, cylinder magnets are the way to go. Their shape gives you plenty of space to grasp the magnet, which comes in handy in various applications such as these four below: Continue reading →
  10. 4 Uses for Bar Magnets

    4 Uses for Bar Magnets
    Neodymium bar magnets are one of the most common shapes of magnets, being used in experiments and everyday items regularly! Bar magnets range in size, from 1/2”x1/8”x1/8” to 2”x1”x1”, and in pull force, from 0.95 pounds to 90.28 pounds per magnet. What makes them different than other Apex magnets products is that they are magnetized through the length of their body. In addition, the poles are on each end with the weakest part of the magnet in the middle, meaning that they may not be as successful in holding onto a magnetic surface. Continue reading →

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