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So have you ever purchased something or received a gift with security tag still attached? Quite annoying… well most of the tags were designed in the days where before rare earth neodymium magnets became so popular. They normally use powerful electro-magnets to disconnect these sorts of tags. Internally they are simply a spring loaded clamp that dis-engages with a strong magnetic force. If you don’t disconnect the clamp it will pull a metal pin that when pulled out breaks the two different glass die packs designed to stain whatever you disconnect.

So it took not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 or more of these strong magnets before it came apart easily. Anyway, much easier and safer than trying to Dremel it apart and much more immediate gratification than having to wait for the store to open, driving back and having them remove it.

Oh and be good, this is not for you bad guys out there!

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