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    I thought they were glued not just stuck? They usually have a marking/residue behind them when If they come off for me


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrapette View Post
    Does anyone know an easy way to pry to actual neodynium magnet off of its housing? I've seen someone use dental floss but haven't tried it.
    from another thread
    http://www.scrapmetalforum.com/elect...magnets-2.html

    Quote Originally Posted by KR74868 View Post
    It's a lot of work; but, here's how I do it:
    1) Sort magnets into matching groups. (If you ignore this step, you'll wind up regretting it.)
    2) Have some scrap plexiglass handy, either hanging or leaning against a non-magnetic surface. (I like strips that are about 4 to 6" wide and about 12 to 18" long.)
    3) Have a metal surface, covered with a mat or a piece of plexiglass, handy. (This is extremely important; since, these magnets will bite the daylights out of you, given even half a chance!!! Even with just 1/8" thick magnets, if you get skin trapped between them, about all you can do is grit your teeth and tear the skin off... If they're not on a magnetic surface, they WILL jump several inches to get to another magnet.) Putting them directly onto a metal surface makes them VERY hard to get back off. With a mat or plexiglass, it's possible to slide them to the edge.
    4) I use a metal beam with an end cap, attached to the old "feet" from a scrapped out semi-trailer; but, some folks use a securely mounted vice, to hook one end of the bracket into. I have a pair of vice grips attached to the other.
    5) Bend the bracket just until you hear a quiet "pop."
    6) Slide a break-off blade razor knife into the small gap; and, CAREFULLY work it along the length of the magnet until it comes loose.
    7) Set magnet on the covered metal surface.
    8) Remove vice grips and toss bracket into one of 2 buckets: Clean or needs further cleaning. (I also have a bucket for the ones that aren't nickel plated.)
    9) CAREFULLY pair the magnets on each side of the plexiglass. WARNING: They will try to grab onto the mags you're reaching over; so, I try to work from the far side to the near side, to minimize having to reach over already placed mags. (They're a bear to get apart, if you let them stack!)
    10) Clean all plastic, brass, etc. from the "to be cleaned" brackets.
    11) Find somewhere that's willing to pay decent for the brackets. (I'm still looking...)
    12) Find a project for the magnets. (I'm working on some alternative energy ideas for my own use.)

    OR....
    Blow off all of the above, keep all of your skin on your hands intact, and give me a shout... ;p If the price is right, I'd probably be interested in taking them off your hands; especially if I can find a decent market for the permalloy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrapette View Post
    Does anyone know an easy way to pry to actual neodynium magnet off of its housing? I've seen someone use dental floss but haven't tried it.

    Yep, those that I have seperated, are glued.

    What I do is place the complete item in a vice, leaving about half above ther jaws. Then I use a pair of pliers or vice-grips to bend the housing enough to break the glue and pry off with a thick bladed screwdriver. (It will be magnetised for life, lol)

    May sound tedious, so much depends on how many you plan to tackle. btw, wear eye protection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrapette View Post
    Does anyone know an easy way to pry to actual neodynium magnet off of its housing?
    Put one end flange of the bracket in a vice, then grab the other end with a pair of pliers and bend it away from the magnet. This will release part of the glue and you can lift the magnet off with a screwdriver.

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    I'm new to this forum and I see it's an old thread.

    If anyone is still looking to sell or recycle your neodymium magnets, any size, shape, coating, magnetic or not, let me know.

    We can buy them.


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