Finally available!

Came across a new source of hard-to-find tools, which although in its infancy, has already addressed a problem I’ve had for a long time.

A number of years ago, I was sent a prototype of a new magnetic latch, from MagSwitch.  It was a cupboard latch, and at the time they were still debating whether it should be an auto-latch or not – ie it can be switch off only temporarily, but would spring back to the on-state. That aspect didn’t eventuate, but the overall concept of a tiny MagSwitch did happen.

Unfortunately, though, it wasn’t readily available in the Australian market.  Well that is until now.


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And the MagLatch is all of $17, making it quite a bit cheaper than its larger cousins.

While it is designed as cupboard hardware, there is no reason why such a small switchable magnet cannot be used in other applications, such as this cool jig:

The Woodkid only has a small niche range available so far, but I’m sure that will grow over time.

The also stock the MagSwitch Universal Featherboard for $63, which is a great price.

So finally, I can include the MagLatch into some of my projects again.  And finally, an Australian invention is again available in Australia.

One Response

  1. Australian inventors having to go off shore to have products manufactured! Old story, loss of income, loss of employment .

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