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Chalkmagnet Review - 01-23-2020, 11:21 PM

I recently picked up a chalkmagnet magnetic chalk holder. I had questions for Thomas (the owner). He quickly responded.

First go to the site http://chalkmagnet.com He has videos showing how strong the magnets are.

He uses a unique and elegant way to magnetize the chalk for use with the holder/receiver. You can place the receiver in your pocket and attach the chalk to your pants. You can attached the receiver to your belt or waistband or pocket.

It is an outstanding alternative to the kamui holder at a more reasonable price.

He has magnetized more higher end chalks ie kamui, blue diamond, predator, etc. This drove my first question for what to do if we already owned nonmagnetized chalk. Are the holder reusable. These answer of course is yes with a caveat. You really have to see the magnetized chalk at the website and how he attaches a magnet to the chalk.

Finally it came with a nice jewellers bag. I have left the receiver in the bag and place in my front pocket and attached the magnetized chalk to my pants. It is more than secure.

I give a 10 out of 10.

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01-25-2020, 08:34 AM

Thanks for the review and link. I just ordered one yesterday.

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01-25-2020, 09:11 AM

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Thanks for the review and link. I just ordered one yesterday.



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I came across the holder by accident when looking for magnetic chalk holders. Of course first stop was AZ.

I had questions about what to do as your chalk wears down. I try to fully use my chalk. Thomas (the owner) answered all my questions.

Per Thomas the enclosure and magnet are not reusable and should last the life of the chalk. See post 7. Of course you can buy new magnetized chalk on his website. The cost is pretty competitive.

So far I am impressed by the product and the owner.

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01-25-2020, 10:32 AM

So you have to buy your chalk from him going forward, or the end user can move the magnet from chalk to chalk?
  
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01-25-2020, 11:06 AM

See post 7......

Most questions will be answered on the homepage for chalkmagnet.com

You can email the owner at thomas@chalkmagnet.com

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01-25-2020, 09:29 PM

I need to correct my review after the owner read it. I apologize for assuming the plastic could be reused....... Note: I still think it's a GREAT product.


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Direct from thomas@chalkmagnet.com

Their is a very misleading statement or two on the AZ Billiards forum. The plastic encasement can not be removed and re-used. My attached magnet and plastic housing are so inexpensive.. they are intended to be thrown away when the chalk is no longer usable.


“The plastic that holds the magnet and chalk is tight. If you are careful you can removed the chalk and insert a new piece. Of course you can buy new magnetized chalk on his website. The cost is pretty competitive.”


As stated on the home page of my website, this magnet and polyolefin plastic is not reusable and is to be considered a permanent attachment. It was designed to last for the tenure of the life of the chalk and then disposed of. Its sole purpose is intended for the long lasting chalks...8 months to 18 months of use...perhaps even longer. It was also designed to be comfortable between the fingers, eliminating the clunky feel of the bulky plastic chalk holders.*

The magnet is attached with a 3M adhesive that is the same quality as used in setting windows in high rise buildings. The polyolefin plastic is not reusable. The adhesive and plastic work together to keep the magnet in place without turning loose.

I would suggest that you just tell people to read my “home page” and their questions will be answered. My email is shown on that page as well.

Regarding “having to use my chalk” the answer is no, they do not have to use my chalk. After using it, they will most likely want to use it though....They can use any magnetic chalk holder with the north pole facing outward or one with a reversible magnet. The Kamui “The Shark” and my Receivers both have their receiver’s South Pole facing outward. The Kamui black chalk holders has a reversible magnet. It is an example of a reversible magnet set up.*





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02-04-2020, 11:36 AM

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Thanks for the review and link. I just ordered one yesterday.

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Got my Chalk Magnet and tried it out a few times. I think I could pick up a small car with this thing. Way stronger magnet that the other two products that I previously tried.

The thing is, not only is the magnet strong, but the metal on the encased piece of chalk is also magnetized (reversed polarity).

I first tried it on the elastic waistband on a pair of athletic sweatpants. I almost pulled the sweats down over my butt trying to get the chalk off.

Next, I wore jeans with a thick leather belt. It would have worked perfectly in that configuration except for the fact that I use my right hand to chalk with, and having the chalk ride that high up on my right side would sometimes interfere with my stroking movements.

So, the other night in league play I clipped the magnet to the back pocket of my blue jeans and it worked just fine. Even sitting down didn't knock the chalk off of the magnet. Did I mention that this magnet is STRONG???

Another thing I'm going to try the next time out is just tucking the whole magnet, clip and all, down into the pocket of my jeans. I'm 100% positive it's going to work well in this method too.

Five stars out of five. I highly recommend it.

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02-04-2020, 07:27 PM

I usually use with the metal receiver clipped to my jeans front pocket. Tonight during league I left the receiver in the jeweler's bag in my pocket and attached the magnetized chalk out the pocket. It held securely.

Thanks Thomas. 6 out of 5.....

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02-05-2020, 05:40 AM

you can get those neodymium magnets pretty cheap on amazon. Couldn't you just use some hot glue on the bottom of a cue of chalk to place the magnet? you could even move the magnet to a new piece of chalk by just reheating.

I have used the hot glue with stuff that pulls a lot harder than this and never had it break loose. I use it all the time on work benches and etc to hold tools.


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you can get those neodymium magnets pretty cheap on amazon. Couldn't you just use some hot glue on the bottom of a cue of chalk to place the magnet? you could even move the magnet to a new piece of chalk by just reheating.

I have used the hot glue with stuff that pulls a lot harder than this and never had it break loose. I use it all the time on work benches and etc to hold tools.
There are always options available using magnets as you mentioned.

I was trying to solve a problem with one of my chalk holders as the chalk wears down using magnets, etc. That's when I accidentally came across the chalkmagnet.

I was just reviewing the chalkmagnet, not the other DIY options that people have tried.

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02-07-2020, 07:57 AM

Just now ordered another ChalkMagnet. My wife took mine away from me to use it herself, because it worked so well and she really likes it too.

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