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  • Avery Dennison Magnets, source and advice needed please?

     Tim Hobbs updated 1 month ago 5 Members · 9 Posts
  • Tim Hobbs

    Member
    August 17, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    Anyone know what the pull in kilos is for the Avery Dennison fitting magnets?

    Lost a few recently and they are so damned expensive! I want to try some rubber coated jobbies that I’ve found o9 the tinterweb but not sure what strength to try. Can’t find a spec sheet for the Avery ones anywhere.

    Ta all

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    August 17, 2020 at 11:28 pm

    Hi Tim

    Coincidently, there is another thread running on a different type of magnetic product. but my advice is pretty much the same. Try buying directly from the likes of…

    Bisbell Magnets – https://www.bisbellmagnets.com/
    Anchor Magnets – https://www.anchormagnets.com/

    Speaking to the source directly as they will give you better advice on these type of products.

    Avery is not a manufacturer of their own magnets, they are simply buying customised versions of magnetic products. if you have a look at the following page on Anchor magnets site, you will see what I mean! https://www.anchormagnets.com/products/rubber-coated-magnets/

  • Hugh Potter

    Member
    August 18, 2020 at 12:17 am

    I spoke with Anchor Magnets, have ordered a few pairs of 45mm magnets at less than £4 a pair, maybe £3 a air, I forget but much cheaper. I’m just waiting on a price for the big ones too, 65 and 85mm! great for holding large wrap films!

  • Tim Hobbs

    Member
    August 18, 2020 at 6:39 am

    Thanks guys.

    I’ll have a good look at these. I wanted something of a similar pull as the Averys as they are very good.

    Hugh. Let me know how you get on with the larger ones.

    Tim

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    August 18, 2020 at 11:53 am

    @tim-hobbs

    the Avery wrapping magnets definitely have a slightly better grab and appear to be that bit more powerful. the short lever-grip also helps when folding over the material as it doesn’t kink the vinyl just as easy. but the short grip does also reduce the ease of removing the magnets, so makes them feel that bit more power-full again. so be careful not to let that alter your judgment. they are better though!

    i would ask the likes of anchor or bisbell if they offer slightly stronger versions of their own.

  • Craig Thompson

    Member
    August 18, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    metamarks magnets are a very fair price, just got some and are pretty decent.

  • Tim Hobbs

    Member
    August 18, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    I’ve come to a similar conclusion Rob.

    I think the short handle gives an impression of them being a lot stronger but in fact it’s not that much more than the sign gripper with the longer handle. Those are really cheap on Amazon. Like you I prefer the shorter handle in the middle of a graphic when folding over. I’m going to experiment with cutting one of the handles down on a sign gripper type to see how it works. They are cheap enough for a try.

    Thanks to all for the feedback.

    Tim

  • Gary Forbes

    Member
    August 21, 2020 at 10:55 am

    I think the Avery ones look more professional as they are a bit sleeker and cooler looking magnets. Obviously there is that little bit better grab from the magnets also.
    The downside is the price, I am forever leaving magnets sticking to a van or whatever is metal near the vehicle and leaving them behind. Rolling Eyes

  • Tim Hobbs

    Member
    August 24, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    Tried cutting down the handles on some cheaper magnets. Worked really well I reckon. These magnets were £2 each on eBay. They are honestly as strong as the Avery jobs or at least really close. The shorter handles work great in the centre of a graphic. I finished the tops with some flush caps that we had left over from another job.

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