Lodesol magnetic tool pads (website up)

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Lodesol magnetic tool pads (website up)

Postby Alex » Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:56 pm

Now available at http://www.lodesol.com



Some years ago while doing an engine swap I got tired of knocking off the nuts, bolts, and tools that were lined up along the fenders, above the head lights, and where ever else I could place them. There are various solutions to this problem but I came up with my own to suit my personal needs and made these flexible magnetic pads to keep all those nuts and bolts together and organized. After requests from friends I made more and then through word of mouth I have been making and selling even more. Now I am making them available here first with discounted shipping for anyone interested as I put together a website.

Details:
The magnetic pads are made here in Washington by me with a high quality vinyl that is resistant to oil, gasoline, antifreeze, brake fluid, etc. They are made to last in the automotive environment and have a high abrasion and impact resistance, flame retardant, anti-fungal, and are mildew resistant. I have not had one fail in the couple years they have been in use and offer a guarantee that they will hold up to anything you put on them (note: acetone and brakleen will dull the vinyl, use a rag with water to clean off any fluids left on the pads for longest life). They have a strong enough hold to keep a half inch drive ratchet in place but not too much to where you are fighting with it to get tools off. The strength of the hold is relative to the surface area of a tool making contact with the magnets so although a half inch drive ratchet will stay on it, if only a few inches of the handle is making contact it would not stay put if the pad is placed at any angle other than flat.

Not only do they work for automotive use but I have sold them to fishermen, seamstresses, bartenders and others who have found different uses for them. I keep one on my refrigerator for bottle openers, mailbox keys, and use bottle caps to attach notes.

Two sizes are currently available in black only.
Large - 12.5'' x 9.5''
Small - 8.25'' x 7''



Feel free to ask any question here or e-mail me at alexander@lodesol.com

Here are pictures of each size and a couple pictures of how I use them.

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Re: Lodesol magnetic tool pads

Postby PRY4SNO » Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:47 pm

Super cool idea, and (more importantly) very well executed!

Interested in pricing and xborder shipping.
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Re: Lodesol magnetic tool pads

Postby Alex » Fri Jul 17, 2015 3:26 pm

PRY4SNO wrote:Super cool idea, and (more importantly) very well executed!

Interested in pricing and xborder shipping.


Pm me your address and which sizes and quantity you want and I will let you know a shipped price. As long as it is not too much more than shipping domestic I will stick to the $5 shipping charge.
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Re: Lodesol magnetic tool pads

Postby loxxrider » Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:22 pm

Really cool idea and execution as already stated. I live that you make them in USA and still price them reasonably. I will get in touch when the time is right. I have to restrain myself from ordering enough to organize my whole toolbox though!
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Re: Lodesol magnetic tool pads

Postby mushasho » Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:17 pm

Just placed my order... 1 small, 1 large... can't wait
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Re: Lodesol magnetic tool pads

Postby alxdgr8 » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:26 pm

mushasho wrote:Just placed my order... 1 small, 1 large... can't wait

Thanks for the reminder, I need to order some.
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Re: Lodesol magnetic tool pads

Postby mushasho » Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:17 pm

Got mine in last week... love them... only wish I could now purchase an even LARGER one...

Other than that, the execution is flawless and works as promised... 2 thumbs UP!
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Re: Lodesol magnetic tool pads (website up)

Postby Alex » Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:17 pm

Was finally able to set up a website. Have plenty in stock ready to ship. Thanks to those who purchased earlier, appreciate the help. Early next year I should have a couple new sizes and a couple colors. Feel free to ask any questions or provide feedback via pm or e-mail at alexander@lodesol.com.
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Re: Lodesol magnetic tool pads (website up)

Postby RS4Tech » Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:41 pm

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