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Any ideas how to remove glued magnets from the cube? Unfortunately bought (not so)cheap magnets and its grade turned out to be far less than declared by the seller (n35 or even less instead of n42)....:mad:
 
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N35 is the lowest so they're not below that.

To remove, soak the pieces in warm water to loosen the glue then use pliers to pull them out.
Thanks! Will try. You're right, N35 is the lowest for 80C working temperature (N-mark), but for the higher temp there are magnets starting from grade 28.
 
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What size/strength magnets should I use for an X-Man Tornado 3x3? Strength is subjective, but I don't know the difference between them. I like the strength on the mass-produced GTS3M, but I don't know if they would be too strong on the Tornado.
 
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I'm going to use N52 4x2 magnets on a YLM 3x3, is that okay?
If that is the true strength and not some knock-off from eBay that is secretly N35, then you will definitely kill that cube. I personally believe magnets that strong has no place in cubing.

Or you can just do it anyway and let us know the results. Enjoy your Excalibur Cube!
 
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just magnetised yuxin red

corner outer edge n35 4x2

outer edge inner edge n35 4x2

inner edge 35 4x1.5

i feel outer inner edge magnets need to be a little bit stronger
 
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@teh yoshi hey i think i saw in your spreadsheet that you magged a black kirin. How did turn out in your estimation? Strong, weak, goldie locks. Also did it end up being a good cube overall?
 
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@teh yoshi hey i think i saw in your spreadsheet that you magged a black kirin. How did turn out in your estimation? Strong, weak, goldie locks. Also did it end up being a good cube overall?
I think the magnets I used turned out to be quite all right, although I prefer to have them a little stronger than that (but that wouldn't be very economical, considering this is already one of the cheapest 3x3s on the market). The cube ended up being okay, but it truly feels like a budget of a budget cube. It's like a Little Magic, but a lot slower and grossly sandier. A cube that light and having one of the thinnest plastics around would benefit from being faster and having even stronger magnets, I think.
 
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The cube ended up being okay, but it truly feels like a budget of a budget cube. It's like a Little Magic, but a lot slower and grossly sandier. A cube that light and having one of the thinnest plastics around would benefit from being faster and having even stronger magnets, I think.
Interesting. I agree it feels like the cheapest thing I've ever turned, but I average 17.5 with it (after warm up solves); which is exactly what I average with my gts2m. So I'm kinda torn on if I should invest in the right magnets, which would be more expensive than the cost of the cube, or if I should hold off and do something else with my time and money...
 
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Hi everyone,

I'm totally noob here, so please be easy on me :)

I'm on my 3rd week of cubing and I started last week with CFOP and I also got the GAN 356 X with tension nuts and magnets.
What's not clear to me is how to replace the magnets on the corner pieces.

Do I need to take the corner piece out and remove the coloured plastic, so I can push out the existing magnet?
I couldn't find anything with google. They all show the side pieces but never really go over the corners.
Or am I missing something?

Thank you!
 
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I am quite sure that the corner magnets are not made for changing.

And changing magnets is something useful if you are sub 15... (seconds)
The change I made to the nuts does feel better. the magnets change is just for the learning experience, not for being sub-anything :)
 
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Hello, I want to make a GTS2M, however I don't know which magnets to use. As far as I understand, many people prefer N35 4*2mm and many like N50 4*2mm magnets. I do have a Supernova MF3RS2M, and I really enjoy it and like the feel of it. Considering that, what do you think I would like better?
Thank you!
 
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Hello, I want to make a GTS2M, however I don't know which magnets to use. As far as I understand, many people prefer N35 4*2mm and many like N50 4*2mm magnets. I do have a Supernova MF3RS2M, and I really enjoy it and like the feel of it. Considering that, what do you think I would like better?
Thank you!
N50 4x2 is ridiculously strong for any 3x3, provided they are the real deal (since many sellers on eBay will actually end up being N35, anyway). N35 4x2 will be far too weak for the GTS2 due to how thick the plastic is in that cube. In general, you want strong magnets for fast cubes and weaker magnets for slower and controllable cubes. The GTS2 is on the faster side, so I believe the best magnets for that cube would be N42 5x1, but you'd have to buy that at special magnet shops online such as Gaussboys if you're based in the US. The feeling of that magnet is strong, but not overbearing, and due to it being wider than 4mm discs, they feel a lot smoother and less bumpy or snappy.
 
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