Multi-purpose magnetic holder
The Mag-Blok can be used for just about anything* you can imagine. As long as it's magnet friendly you're good to go. You'll wonder how you got along without it!
*Holding power on some items such as flashlights are dependent on materials and thickness.
Because the Mag-Blok is all wood, unlike typical magnetic holders that rely on steel rails, the Mag-Blok can't ding or nick your high quality blade steel. Your knives will stay sharp longer with the Mag-Blok because wood is edge friendly.
Also, unlike traditional knife blocks, bacteria cannot get trapped in deep slots.
Mag-Bloks will keep your tools secure. With the holding power of Rare Earth magnets, Mag-Bloks are capable of holding heavier items such as large hand tools. Holding power is dependent on shape, friction and size of item. For large items, such as heavier hand planes with a relatively small contact area, we recommend two horizontal Mag-Bloks spaced several inches apart. Real world results may vary.
The construction methods used to make Mag-Bloks are such that the entire block appears to be a single piece of wood. Furthermore, the magnetic field is continuous, thanks to a full complement of rare Earth magents, meaning no "zones".
Unlike typical metal rail magnet bars, Mag-Bloks are attractive, designed to accentuate and enhance their environment.
We use premium solid hardwoods for all our MAG-BLOKs, finished with our all natural, food safe Blok-Butter resulting in a renewable satin wipe on finish. All Bloks now come unfinished and include a full tube of Blok-Butter!
Countersunk Washers: Combined with solid brass screws, these machined brass washers prevent the normal tendency of screw heads to split stock, leaving a clean finished look.
Quartered White Oak
Quartered White Oak
Includes fasteners and a tube of Blok-Butter
The finish we put on all our Mag-Bloks. Just slap on a thin layer, let it sit for a few minutes and buff it off with a clean cloth. Seals, renews and protects, food safe and natural.
Large tube | .6 oz. Enough for 6-7 bloks.
What surfaces can I mount my Mag-Blok to?
Mag-Bloks should ideally be mounted into a stud or solid surface. When mounting to drywall with no stud available you must use drywall anchors. We like the E-Z Anchor style.
Mounting to ceramic or stone surfaces can be done a few different ways. You can, of course use anchors again. If you'd prefer not to drill, we have had good results using 3M VHB (Very High Bond) mounting tape (other brands have similar products). We cannot vouch however for it's use other than what the manufacturer specifies.
Can I mount the Mag-Blok vertically?
No. Due to magnetic polarity and other factors, we don't recommend it.
How much weight will they hold?
It depends on the object. Thicker, wider objects like cleavers will hold incredibly well. Thinner, rounder objects, like a sharpening steel won't hold as well. We engineered the Mag-Blok to hold a wide variety of knives and tools. Experiment, but be safe. The Mag-Blok was designed for small hand tools and kitchen knives.
How do you get the magnets in there?!
We started growing the trees for Mag-Bloks about 30 years ago, training the saplings to grow precisely around the magnets. Just kidding. If we told you, we'd have to, um, you know the rest.
My knife won't stick!
It's probably made from stainless steel. Think about getting some better quality knives with more carbon content. Carbon means quality-- edge retention and fine grain for a keen edge. Many of our dealers will be quite eager to sell you an excellent knife. A knife that may well amaze you.
Will you make a Mag-Blok from my piece of wood?