FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
How do I separate two strong magnets?
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Separating magnets safely
Separating small to medium neodymium magnetsGenerally, there are three options for separating strong neodymium magnets:
- Moving sideways over a table's edge (works with compact magnets)
- Using a professional magnet separator
- Twisting magnets (works with oblong magnets)
Medium to large magnets with spacers can be best separated on the edge of a table. Make sure you hold on to both magnets tightly, so you don't get your fingers caught.
Separate huge neodymium magnetsThe previous tips come up short when you have extremely strong neodymium magnets combined with each other or a ferromagnetic surface. In this case you need a little bit more imagination and protective gear (especially gloves).
The following customer video demonstrates how much effort it takes to separate a huge magnet (200 kg adhesive force) from a steel plate. It also shows that such strong magnets can cause serious injuries, even when handled with care and protective gloves.