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Re: brittle mags

5/31/2006 9:28 AM
moocow Re: brittle mags
The arbor press is definitely the professional way to install magnets. Magnets don't like to be exposed to shock and neither do brittle materials, so hitting an Alnico magnet really is not a good idea. A small press is also great for removing/installing steel slugs in plastic pickup bobbins, so humbucker makers can make good use of one.
5/31/2006 11:53 AM

Get an arbor press then. Don't listen to me. What the hell would I know,not being a professional and all that blah, blah, blah....
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5/31/2006 4:42 PM
I have a feeling that these would have gone no matter what ,I'm just thinking of the possibilities if these had been used for the 2 outside mags and had let go at winding speed ,perhaps its just as well they broke when they did , Spence , have a bhagee , only a true professional would eat these ,  
5/31/2006 5:48 PM
I use a plastic hammer also. Pressing them in one at a time sucks....Now, a press with a jig to push all six at once is the way to go...  
Anyways, I've never had one crumble...I have had one fracture, but that was a bit different situation.
6/1/2006 6:18 PM

I just use the butt end of a screwdriver. Plenty soft, never had a mag break on me.
6/7/2006 6:53 AM
Well I splashed out and bought a plastic faced hammer ,It works for me ,does this make me unprofessional? , thanks guys,  
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