If you work around deep water or even if you have a hobby boat I think it is safe to say at some point you will have lost something overboard. Maybe your house or car keys, expensive tools or even just some of your fishing gear.
Accidents happen and it is always best to be ready and prepared to retrieve your lost items from the murky depths. A good quality retrieval magnet is essential for anyone who spends time out on the water. A retrieval magnet does exactly what it’s name suggests, retrieves items that have been lost.
People that may benefit from a retrieval magnet.
There are many people who could benefit from keeping a retrieval magnet handy. These include but are not limited to:
- Harbour or dock workers.
- Anybody who works on a boat or ship in a marine or freshwater environment.
- Generally anyone who works near water.
The different types of retrieval magnets for sale.
Marine retrieval magnets have been around for a while now and many of the large tool stores sell them off the self. Unfortunately they still tend to sell the old fashioned, heavy and generally crap ferrite recovery magnets. Now a days though there is a new type of magnet in town.
Neodymium magnets are ultra powerful and much less bulky than their ferrite rivals. They are far more durable and altogether a much better and more modern product.
As you can see above the old style retrieval magnets are big units. Almost like a house brick and they weigh about the same amount! The pulling power of these magnets is generally between 100-200lbs. With Neodymium magnets you can cut down on all of this weight and size whilst gaining extra pulling power.
The Neodymium retrieval magnet above is a dual sided retrieval magnet which will increase your chances of retrieving your lost item. Along with this it is around 1/4 of the size of the large ferrite magnet and has a pulling power of over 600lb.
The best retrieval magnet.
Just like in the photo above I highly recommend a double sided retrieval magnet that is made from Neodymium. The one that I use and keep with me at all times is this one from Amazon. Have a look at it and see what you think.
It is fairly inexpensive and only a couple more Dollars than the ferrite magnets available from most tool shops. It will however last a lot longer with a much increased chance of recovering your lost items.
Hopefully you won’t ever need to a recovery magnet but at least you have it there for if the worst should happen. I know mine saved me a lot of trouble when I dropped my keys overboard in 10 foot of water. The Neodymium magnet had no trouble attaching to the steel key ring I had holding the keys together.