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Offline linnlp12

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Magnets in drills and Centrotec
« on: December 16, 2016, 10:15 AM »
Do the magnets in your drills and bit holders keep coming out of the holders?  It is driving me batty.

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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Magnets in drills and Centrotec
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2016, 10:20 AM »
This is not an unheard problem for some.  Many have solved the issue by using superglue to glue the magnets in place.  I write this not as an excuse for the manufacturer but rather as a possible solution to get things done.

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Offline linnlp12

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Re: Magnets in drills and Centrotec
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2016, 10:27 AM »
What's the secret to getting them back in to be able to glue them?

Offline bobfog

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Re: Magnets in drills and Centrotec
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2016, 01:16 PM »
I glued mine in with some epoxy to make sure I'd never have the problem again. Bit pathetic given the price that they can't be bothered to do it in the factory!

Offline RickyL

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Re: Magnets in drills and Centrotec
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2016, 06:26 PM »
I didn't even realise there was supposed to be a magnet in the drills. Seems all mine have come out! Not had an issue in the actual bit holders though.
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Online Gregor

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Re: Magnets in drills and Centrotec
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2016, 06:38 PM »
What's the secret to getting them back in to be able to glue them?
What drill are we talking about?

Offline linnlp12

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Re: Magnets in drills and Centrotec
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2016, 07:16 PM »
CXS and the "handles" in the centrotec sets.

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Magnets in drills and Centrotec
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2016, 11:26 PM »
VHB, problem solved.



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Offline DiscoStu

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Re: Magnets in drills and Centrotec
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2016, 04:42 AM »
Is the magnet you refer to in the bit holder or are we talking about in the drill? I have a CXS and don't believe there is a magnet in the drill itself? I don't tend to put bits directly in the 1/4 shaft though I tend to use the centrotec chuck with either a centrotec bit or a centrotec bit holder.

Is there a magnet in the 1/4 drive?


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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Magnets in drills and Centrotec
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2016, 08:15 AM »
The drill comes with a magnet in the hex drive.

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Offline Mark Belanger

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Re: Magnets in drills and Centrotec
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2017, 06:42 PM »
Do the magnets in your drills and bit holders keep coming out of the holders?  It is driving me batty.

Very late to the party, but it's driving me batty as well as my CXS with no longer hold a bit or extender within the drill chank. I decided to bypass Festool repair and found an online dealer of small neodymium discs and plan to install it using tjbnwi's VHB technique below.

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Offline Naildrivingman

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Re: Magnets in drills and Centrotec
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2017, 06:15 AM »
If this is a significant problem, then FT will be replacing my tips/magnets under warrantee. I have many <$10 tips that have not lost their magnets, so I'm not going to pay $25+ for a tip only to have the magnet fall out. There is nothing that special about the tips except the centrotec technology to justify the costs. I don't care if FT considers the tips consumable or not.  This is ridiculous.
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Offline joiner1970

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Re: Magnets in drills and Centrotec
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2017, 07:45 AM »
Noticed this on my brand new TXS this week. Spotted it too late though after I'd put the bit in another holder, passing the magnet to that holder. Now I've got two magnets in one holder, not tried getting it back out yet but I can see that being fun :(

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Online Gregor

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Re: Magnets in drills and Centrotec
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2017, 10:51 AM »
not tried getting it back out yet but I can see that being fun
A stronger (that the one in the back) -  a N45 (or better) - stick magnet (long enough so it dosn't also vanish) should do the trick.

Offline Mark Belanger

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Re: Magnets in drills and Centrotec
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2017, 01:11 PM »
Again, this is not the bit extender.  This is within the drill shank directly on the drill.  Without this magnet, the bit extenders, much less regular bits will not stay in the shank.


-MB

If this is a significant problem, then FT will be replacing my tips/magnets under warrantee. I have many <$10 tips that have not lost their magnets, so I'm not going to pay $25+ for a tip only to have the magnet fall out. There is nothing that special about the tips except the centrotec technology to justify the costs. I don't care if FT considers the tips consumable or not.  This is ridiculous.

Offline Naildrivingman

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Re: Magnets in drills and Centrotec
« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2017, 10:51 PM »
Again, this is not the bit extender.  This is within the drill shank directly on the drill.  Without this magnet, the bit extenders, much less regular bits will not stay in the shank.


-MB

If this is a significant problem, then FT will be replacing my tips/magnets under warrantee. I have many <$10 tips that have not lost their magnets, so I'm not going to pay $25+ for a tip only to have the magnet fall out. There is nothing that special about the tips except the centrotec technology to justify the costs. I don't care if FT considers the tips consumable or not.  This is ridiculous.

I misunderstood in a bad way...a loose magnet in the drill's output shaft is even worse. No bueno!
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