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Are those magnetic bases strong enough not move during operation? Wouldn’t have thought they would be...
mated rare earth magnets..
not likely...
 

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Are those magnetic bases strong enough not move during operation? Wouldn’t have thought they would be...
The blocky switchable magnet indicator bases are very powerful magnets, on a cast iron saw or jointer they are plenty strong.

I have 2 switchable magnetic featherboards and they hold just fine, even on a waxed table saw top.
 

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The blocky switchable magnet indicator bases are very powerful magnets, on a cast iron saw or jointer they are plenty strong.

I have 2 switchable magnetic featherboards and they hold just fine, even on a waxed table saw top.
oh yes...
way more than plenty strong...
 
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I’m tempted to give this a try for the band saw to do some light resale work and maybe on the jointer - only cast iron bases I’ve got. Will make a trip to HF and see what develops...
 

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I’m tempted to give this a try for the band saw to do some light resale work and maybe on the jointer - only cast iron bases I’ve got. Will make a trip to HF and see what develops...
any metal to include CI...
 

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Interesting ideas for the magnetic base, these shots show the only things I've used mine for.
These feather boards lock solid.
 

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That’s it for me, Stick. The TS and router table tops are aluminum.
that's ferrous metal.... (iron/steel not aluminum)
 
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