The 10 Best Lift Magnets
This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in February of 2019. From retrieving small objects to moving beams that weigh hundreds of pounds, one of these lift magnets can help you get the job done. We’ve included everything from ultraportable options you can use around the house to models meant for industrial applications. Regardless of the load, be sure to use extreme caution and always follow the proper safety and operating protocols to avoid injury. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
April 16, 2019:
Many people underestimate the strength of magnets and the ways in which they can harm you, from simply pinching your fingers to serious, and sometimes grave, injuries. We cannot stress enough how important it is to strictly adhere to safety procedures, especially when working with industrial-sized loads. That includes never standing beneath a load, ensuring that everyone in the area is aware of it, and only using your magnet on the proper surface and weight.
For our list, we prioritized commercial models that conform to ASME B30.20 standards, lighter duty units manufactured within ISO 9000 family standards, and versatile tools good for drawing smaller objects, like needles and screws. The Uolor Super Strong, Mutuactor Fishing, and Wukong Second-Generation are well suited to treasure hunters who search underwater, while the Omega Countersunk and SE 8036TM Pick-Up are great for use around the house. The Mag-Mate PNL0250 and Mag-Mate PNL0800 Powerlift landed two of the top spots due to their thoughtful construction and heavy application, but be aware that they are intended for professional use only and should be treated with the utmost caution.