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    Magnets for a Carnifex

    Greetings,
    I recently bought a Carnifex, for which I plan on equipping with 2X TL Devourers. I realize I someday may want to use him as a Sniperfex as well, so I'm going to affix his 4 arm slots with magnets.

    My question is this: What size magnets will both fit in the slots and be strong enough to hold his arms in place? I was looking at 1/4'' (6.4mm) wide discs, but realized they may be a bit too big. Or are they ok? Would something smaller (like .19'') be strong enough?

    Any advice is apreciated.


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    My fex's are all magnetized. 6 and 8mm discs fit perfectly (8's require a little trimming of the arm but are stronger) and are strong enough to hold the weapons. Get the 0.5mm thick though.

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    Also, if you want to save a bit of money and get more use out of the magnets, get a sheet of tin. Use a magnet on the body and tin for the arms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TamCoan View Post
    Also, if you want to save a bit of money and get more use out of the magnets, get a sheet of tin. Use a magnet on the body and tin for the arms.

    Not to be a jerk or anything, but Tin is not a ferrous metal and will not be attracted to magnets so that won't work. You could use a small piece of steel, but 2 magnets will attract to one another more strongly than one magnet will to steel.
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    Well I'll look at the sheet of metal I have at home. Was sure it was tin.

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    Good info, thank you.

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    Yep, the sheet I have here says ".008 x 4 x 10 tin sheet". I know the magnets stick to it because that's what my stack of ten are currently stuck to. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TamCoan View Post
    Yep, the sheet I have here says ".008 x 4 x 10 tin sheet". I know the magnets stick to it because that's what my stack of ten are currently stuck to. :-)
    Interesting. I don't doubt what it says on the metal, but it really can't be tin. Just did some digging and tin is non-magnetic. Wikipedia has some interesting stuff on it here. At the end of the article they mention that many "tin" products are actually steel.
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    I use 3mm by 2mm i think. holds plastic arms, if only just... but does its job well enough, biggest problem is placing them. you get really skilled with tweasers very quickly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by magnet_man View Post
    Interesting. I don't doubt what it says on the metal, but it really can't be tin. Just did some digging and tin is non-magnetic. Wikipedia has some interesting stuff on it here. At the end of the article they mention that many "tin" products are actually steel.
    Yeah, that's probably the case. False advertising! Ah well, it does the job I need it to. Mainly sticking to magnets.

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