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Offline Trevin

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magnetic flashlight base
« on: September 15, 2016, 11:07 PM »
Can anyone recommend a magnetic flashlight holder that I can use in the shop to attach to a drill press, bandsaw or lathe?  I am looking for something with a flexible arm so I can move the light to where I need it.  Most important is strong magnets so it will not move or fall off.

Thanks,
Trevin
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Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: magnetic flashlight base
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2016, 11:18 PM »
As of 10/17 I am out of the Dog business and pursuing other distractions. Thanks for a fun ride!

Offline jtwood

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Re: magnetic flashlight base
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2016, 11:23 PM »
Can anyone recommend a magnetic flashlight holder that I can use in the shop to attach to a drill press, bandsaw or lathe?  I am looking for something with a flexible arm so I can move the light to where I need it.  Most important is strong magnets so it will not move or fall off.

Thanks,
Trevin

Lee Valley also has another one that may work for you, with a magnetic base, and a little less expensive.  I have it and it works well.  Will hold two different sizes of flashlight and is adjustable.  I use it on my drill press and on my bandsaw:

http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=62640&cat=1,43456

Steve

Offline Corwin

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Re: magnetic flashlight base
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2016, 11:36 PM »
Lee Valley has a good one: http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?cat=1,43349&p=71189

RMW

I have this one from Lee Valley. Works great. There are similar products elsewhere, many for less money, but this one has a much longer gooseneck that others I've seen.

This came in especially handy the other night when my shop's lights went out.  [eek] I was right next to my bandsaw where the work light was attached at the time, managed to find it and then find my way to the door.  [smile]

Offline Trevin

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Re: magnetic flashlight base
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2016, 12:12 AM »
Thanks Guys.

Just ordered the one richard gave me the link too.  It was just what I was looking for.

Trevin
Festool: MFT3 (x2), OF1010, OF1400, LR32, Domino DF500, Domino XL DF700, Kapex KS120, TS-75, Carvex 420, CXS, C-18, Vecturo OS 400, DTS 400, Pro 5, Rotex 125, VAC-PMP, VAC-SYS-1, VAC-SYS-2, CT-26 (x2), CT-SYS, SYS Light DUO, SYS-ROCK
Other: Minmax FS41, Sawstop PCS (3HP, 52"), Laguna BX14, Jet 17" Drill Press, Rikon 70-220VSR Lathe, Incra LS Router Station, Laguna P/Flux 3 Dust Collector

Offline neilc

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Re: magnetic flashlight base
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2016, 08:35 AM »
I have four of those.  Suggest you get a Li Ion set of rechargeable batteries and a bulk charger.  Makes a big difference to be able to quickly change batteries.