Installation Instructions

Magnetic Knife Rack

Tools needed: 
- drill / screw gun
- level
- measuring tape
- Philips screwdriver
- 1/4" drill bit (your wall material - plaster, drywall or tile - will dictate the type of drill bit)
- masking or painters' tape
- hammer 
- an extra set of hands can help for the longer knife racks

Before starting we recommend reading through the instructions and familiarizing yourself with the included parts. Package includes: magnetic knife rack, a wood mounting bar with holes, screws with anchors, and an Allen wrench.

1. Determine placement of rack. Hold the rack up and make sure there is clearance for the knives. We recommend an accessible, but protected space where no one could accidentally come in contact with a knife. 

2. Once placement is determined, hold up the mounting bar. With countersunk holes out, place tape approximately behind the holes.

3. With tape in place, hold the bar over the tape and check for level. While holding mounting bar, mark tape by pushing screw into hole and gently rotating. Mark all hole locations without moving bar. 

4. After marking all holes, remove the bar and you should have marks like above.

5. Drill a 1/4" hole in all the marked locations. Insert wall anchors into the holes. As shown above, the anchor may not be flush with the wall - it may be necessary to gently tap the anchors until they are flush to the wall with a hammer. 

6. Once all the anchors are flush to the wall, screw the screws into the anchors to mount the mounting bar until secure.

7. Locate the Allen screws along the bottom of the knife rack. Make sure they are backed out so they are not protruding into the magnet cavity.

8. Gently slide the magnetic knife rack onto the mounting bar. There is a little adjustment side to side, so place as desired.

9. Insert included Allen wrench and tighten screws while holding rack firmly against the wall. Do not over tighten.

10. After tightening all screws, make sure rack is secure to the wall. 

11. To place knives on rack it is recommended to touch the spine of the knife to the rack and gently roll the edge side to the face of the rack. When removing knives, reverse this process by first twisting knife onto the spine and gently lifting away. The magnets are strong so this gives you more control over the knife and protects the edge from damage.

- Test your knives for holding power and keep your hand on the handle until you are sure the magnet will hold the knife securely. Typical kitchen knives should have no problem but some knives can be too heavy or have a grind that does not allow the magnet a firm grip. As an alternative you can place your knives with the handle up and the blade down, so the handle rests on the top edge of the rack. Always store all knives on the rack in the same blade orientation to that you do not cut yourself. 
- If your knives are slipping, wipe front of rack with a damp cloth. This will usually remove any oil on the face and allow enough friction for the knives to no longer slip.
- Try to place knives with the handle as close a possible to the rack. On most knives this give the magnets the largest surface area and strongest pull force.
- Try moving the knife to slightly different locations. Due to the nature of magnetic fields, certain spots will have more pull force.

We hope you enjoy your knife rack. If you have any questions, please contact us!