Beesource Beekeeping Forums banner

1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
288 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
What is a 250 lb. pull retriever magnet really capable of retrieving? I just bought one and while still wrapped inside it's thin cardboard box it barely pulled toward the metal shelving that it was stacked upon. Picking the box off of the metal shelf was roughly equivalent to lifting a sixpack of your favorite beverage from the same shelf. It's a pretty strong magnet but I wouldn't let the neighborhood bully suspend a safe over my head using this thing.
I'm off to find new ways to annoy friends and family with my shiny new magnet.
George
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,035 Posts
tyr that with a sheet of plate steel, I bet you get a dirrerent reult. Not enough magic stuff in that sheet metal.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,097 Posts
Yep, it needs to be a ferrous metal, plus the pull decreases rapidly (inverse squared or somesuch) with distance... put it in contact with a cast-iron skillet to see what it's got :).
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
Top