Is this revolutionary magnetic technology patented?
The heavily patented technology (over 100 patents) behind Gator Magnetics has been developed by our friends at Polymagnetics. Gator Magnetics has the exclusive rights to all B2C and B2B applications of the radical technologies they've developed. Plus, the engineering and design behind the "Easy-Off" mechanism is patent pending.
Gator hooks are so powerful...will they damage the surface they attach to?
No. The rubber like material on the back of the hook serves two purposes; one is to add a buffer between the metallic magnet and the steel surface and the other is to increase the sheer strength of the hook by creating a small amount of friction or grip between the hook and the target surface.
Can I use Gator hooks on stainless steel?
Steel is a metal that magnets stick to because iron can be found inside of it. However, stainless steels comprise a large group of steel alloys that are made of different metal compositions. While some have more chromium, some might have more iron in them. That is why you will find that while some types of stainless steels are magnetic, other stainless steel types will not allow magnets to stick to them.
Other magnets make high capacity weight claims also...what's different about Gator?
The dirty little secret in the magnet biz is that many of these so-called high weight capacity magnets test their strength on thick solid iron surfaces like an I-beam which most people do not have in their house or garage. Gator Magnetics uses a proprietary near field magnetic technology that is designed to maximize sheer and pull strength on thinner steel surfaces that are commonly found in your home on appliances, tool boxes, shelving, doors, etc.