Recent Topics
5w-20 vs 5w-30
by joel95ex - 02/26/20 10:59 PM
Need help d/l'ing vids from JVC GZ-MG27
by daves66nova - 02/26/20 10:18 PM
Need a riding mower
by FirstNissan - 02/26/20 08:32 PM
Just bot Quicken 2020 Premier for
by Ed_T - 02/26/20 08:31 PM
Corona Virus and Car Sales?
by Vern_in_IL - 02/26/20 07:34 PM
Emblem Adhesive Recommendation
by Fitz98 - 02/26/20 07:18 PM
Drain Plug Washer Frozen to Oil Pan
by CrackyWainwright - 02/26/20 06:31 PM
ams OE 0/20 6100 mi 14 KIA 2.4L GDI
by pair of Blazers - 02/26/20 06:17 PM
Any Exotic Brand Dealership Mechanics Here?
by john_pifer - 02/26/20 06:14 PM
Sentra no start
by Aredeeem - 02/26/20 06:07 PM
Sync Update 2016 Cmax
by borgward - 02/26/20 03:30 PM
Kirkland 0w20 at local Costco
by paulri - 02/26/20 03:12 PM
LG Red in a VW DSG trans?
by racin4ds - 02/26/20 02:31 PM
2013 Jaguar XF 3.0 AWD
by ET16 - 02/26/20 02:25 PM
Ford....in trouble??
by earthbound - 02/26/20 01:31 PM
Interesting read
by double vanos - 02/26/20 10:51 AM
2010 Honda Element 127K miles valvetrain picture
by SLO_Town - 02/26/20 10:01 AM
Newest Members
Scotts994Runner, Bu33leGutz, splitthebreak, shadango, JimNastic316
70808 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
21 registered members (Char Baby, cjolson140, Falcon_LS, Dave_Mark, bworley, blufeb95, 1 invisible), 999 guests, and 17 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics301,965
Posts5,206,614
Members70,808
Most Online4,538
Jan 20th, 2020
Donate to BITOG
Print Thread
Hop To
Magnetic Socket Rails #5328405 01/21/20 01:19 AM
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 21,544
The Critic Online Crying OP
OP Online Crying
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 21,544
Review(s): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_z4ndxL6bI and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4LlukGqDQg

Product: https://www.jbtools.com/vim-tools-mr16jp-magrail-16-jobber-pack-10-piece-set/

Currently in the process of filling my new home toolbox. I came across this video and the idea seems excellent but the price is tough to swallow. Does anyone have these?

Last edited by The Critic; 01/21/20 01:20 AM.

2011 Toyota Prius 1.8L - 206K - Valvoline Premium Blue Restore 10W-30
2007 Honda Accord 2.4L - 144K - Valvoline Premium Blue Restore 10W-30
Re: Magnetic Socket Rails [Re: The Critic] #5328408 01/21/20 01:38 AM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 12,210
C
Char Baby Online Content
Online Content
C
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 12,210
WOW!
Yeah, they're pricey indeed. They seem to be very customizable & convenient to bring right to the job at hand & hang anywhere that will make grabbing them quickly. I like that you can stick'em just about anywhere you need to for the quick access. Are you converting over to them? smile

Best of luck,

CB

Last edited by Char Baby; 01/21/20 01:42 AM.

Retired 6 yrs now & lovin' it
-----------------------------------

'80 Firebird FORMULA V8/4bbl-purchased "NEW"
'15 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV
'15 Honda Civic 1.8 LX
Re: Magnetic Socket Rails [Re: The Critic] #5328431 01/21/20 04:55 AM
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 33,998
D
demarpaint Offline
Offline
D
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 33,998
Nice, but the price would have to come down a lot of me to consider them. I have these GW Magnetic Socket Rail/Holder they work nicely.


God Bless Our Troops

Re: Magnetic Socket Rails [Re: The Critic] #5328444 01/21/20 05:22 AM
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 4,459
L
Leo99 Offline
Offline
L
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 4,459
I have this hanging on the wall in my garage. https://www.amazon.com/Lisle-40200-...605523&sprefix=socket+ho&sr=8-19

Magnets could be stronger but it does its job.


Without data you're just another person with an opinion. W. E. Deming

2003 Corolla 250,000 miles (RIP)
2004 Corolla 125,000 miles
2004 Rav4 392,000 miles
2015 Camry 90,000 miles
Re: Magnetic Socket Rails [Re: The Critic] #5328464 01/21/20 06:19 AM
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 559
B
BBDartCA Offline
Offline
B
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 559
Ernst twist rails work well. Made in USA too.


Former lube industry insider...now vehicle OEM engineering insider.
Re: Magnetic Socket Rails [Re: The Critic] #5328557 01/21/20 08:34 AM
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 11,087
S
spasm3 Offline
Offline
S
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 11,087
I have ARES magnetic holders 20 some dollars on Amazon. I like them.

IMG_20191123_124004935.jpgIMG_20191123_123946894.jpg

13 elantra 81k 5w30 synpwr
03 chevy avalanche 83k synpwr 5w30
17 mazda cx-5 17000 miles synpwr 5w30
Re: Magnetic Socket Rails [Re: The Critic] #5328560 01/21/20 08:43 AM
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,716
E
E150GT Offline
Offline
E
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,716
I went with the Westling Machine socket trays. Not magnetic but work nicely in the tool box.


1984 Mercedes-Benz 300SD - 100k
1995 F150 XL 4.9 reg cab 5MT - 251k 5w30
2016 Mazda6 Touring 6MT - 68k 5w30
2006 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8 40k 5w30
Re: Magnetic Socket Rails [Re: The Critic] #5328787 01/21/20 01:45 PM
Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 847
D
diyjake Offline
Offline
D
Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 847
OP - if you ever pull the plug on these let us know how they are.

Re: Magnetic Socket Rails [Re: spasm3] #5328818 01/21/20 02:33 PM
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 21,544
The Critic Online Crying OP
OP Online Crying
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 21,544
Originally Posted by diyjake
OP - if you ever pull the plug on these let us know how they are.

I ordered a few for the frequently used 3/8 and 1/2" sizes.

Originally Posted by spasm3
I have ARES magnetic holders 20 some dollars on Amazon. I like them.

Very nice. Though, not much cheaper than VIM tools ones.


2011 Toyota Prius 1.8L - 206K - Valvoline Premium Blue Restore 10W-30
2007 Honda Accord 2.4L - 144K - Valvoline Premium Blue Restore 10W-30
Re: Magnetic Socket Rails [Re: The Critic] #5335873 01/29/20 08:09 PM
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 21,544
The Critic Online Crying OP
OP Online Crying
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 21,544
Update:

I purchased 7 rails. Four 12” rails for 3/8" drive, two 16” rails for 1/2” and one 12” rail for 1/2” drive.

I used VIM magrails for my frequently used sockets - 3/8" chrome (short and deep), 3/8" impact (short and deep), 1/2" impact (short and deep, up to 22mm) and for my lug nut sockets. My less frequently used sockets (1/4" drive and large 1/2" drive) are organized using the Tekton/Ernst rails.

The magnets are strong and hold the sockets well. I have no complaints other than the initial setup being a bit tedious (the magnetic bits need to be tightened once you find the desired position).

I highly recommend the VIM magrails if they are in your budget.

C044668E-D852-4134-8F56-BD0DC3A8BA24.jpeg8F55604A-BC4A-45AF-8A3C-2A461BEA6FE2.jpeg18919D62-7C41-4617-A82F-C340E70BBD22.jpegEB36CF36-8E4C-4900-9EC1-488203EEE6F2.jpeg

2011 Toyota Prius 1.8L - 206K - Valvoline Premium Blue Restore 10W-30
2007 Honda Accord 2.4L - 144K - Valvoline Premium Blue Restore 10W-30
Re: Magnetic Socket Rails [Re: The Critic] #5335879 01/29/20 08:11 PM
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 11,087
S
spasm3 Offline
Offline
S
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 11,087
They look good!


13 elantra 81k 5w30 synpwr
03 chevy avalanche 83k synpwr 5w30
17 mazda cx-5 17000 miles synpwr 5w30
Re: Magnetic Socket Rails [Re: The Critic] #5336002 01/29/20 10:22 PM
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 3,223
J
JeffKeryk Offline
Offline
J
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 3,223
Michael, I will have to come and see your roll away one day.
He who dies with the most tools wins!


2018 Tesla Model 3, Medium Range Battery
2018 Lexus RX450h
2013 Lexus GS350 F Sport
2006 Acura TSX
2001 Tundra Access Cab, 1998 Accord LX, 1968 Corvette L36 Roadster, 1965 Olds 4-4-2
Re: Magnetic Socket Rails [Re: The Critic] #5344677 02/08/20 01:49 PM
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 2,654
Y
Y_K Offline
Offline
Y
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 2,654
You may also take a look at Koken magnetic rails


Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™