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Old 06-26-2011, 08:14 PM
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Default MFT magnetic tool holder

Hope this hasn't been posted before.

While mortising some hinges I started thinking about a way to get my tools off of the MFT. I realized I had one of those Magnabars lying about and some extra t-bolts, so I drilled the Magnabar to fit those and came up with this.

The magnetic stickiness could be a bit stronger, but overall it's a great way to keep the chisels and clamps from cluttering the worktop up.

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Old 06-26-2011, 08:41 PM
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Default Re: MFT magnetic tool holder

I'm kind of an MFT nut around here and can't say I've seen that idea before. Great idea too.
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:15 AM
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great job
i love those magnetic bars, they are very usefull.
i have a pair of them on my homemade workcenter for my ct22.


i think you would have better sticking power if you put the back of the chisel against the magnat
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:26 AM
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Glad I posted that then.

Alan - thanks. Pulling them up so the full sole hits the magnet does make it stickier.

What I think would be better (in absence of a more powerful magnet) would be to get a second bar and afix that below the first one. That would give you plenty of surface area for tools to stick to, and eliminate the problem with tippiness.

If I find another one lying around the toolbox I'll see what I can come up with. All in all it's surprisingly handy.
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