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Magnetic Socket Rails #5328405 01/21/20 01:19 AM
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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?

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Re: Magnetic Socket Rails [Re: The Critic] #5328408 01/21/20 01:38 AM
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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,

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Re: Magnetic Socket Rails [Re: The Critic] #5328431 01/21/20 04:55 AM
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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.


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Re: Magnetic Socket Rails [Re: The Critic] #5328444 01/21/20 05:22 AM
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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.


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Re: Magnetic Socket Rails [Re: The Critic] #5328464 01/21/20 06:19 AM
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Ernst twist rails work well. Made in USA too.


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Re: Magnetic Socket Rails [Re: The Critic] #5328557 01/21/20 08:34 AM
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I have ARES magnetic holders 20 some dollars on Amazon. I like them.

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Re: Magnetic Socket Rails [Re: The Critic] #5328560 01/21/20 08:43 AM
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I went with the Westling Machine socket trays. Not magnetic but work nicely in the tool box.


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Re: Magnetic Socket Rails [Re: The Critic] #5328787 01/21/20 01:45 PM
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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
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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.


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Re: Magnetic Socket Rails [Re: The Critic] #5335873 01/29/20 08:09 PM
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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.

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Re: Magnetic Socket Rails [Re: The Critic] #5335879 01/29/20 08:11 PM
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They look good!


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Michael, I will have to come and see your roll away one day.
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You may also take a look at Koken magnetic rails


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