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I don't mind spending more to get something good., but.i saw a few for $200, which is pretty pricey for.tweezers

 

Are the tips pretty sturdy?

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I've stabbed myself more than once by accident with these. However if you have bent the tips of yours in normal use these may not be sturdy enough. The fine tips are really designed for delicate work not heavy duty stuff.

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13 hours ago, Chuck1945 said:

I've stabbed myself more than once by accident with these. However if you have bent the tips of yours in normal use these may not be sturdy enough. The fine tips are really designed for delicate work not heavy duty stuff.

Im just hard on the tweezers, I think.  Im not sure how they get bent, they just do over time

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40 minutes ago, habu2 said:

If you're in the market for $200 tweezers I have this bridge I'd like to sell you.....

  😂😂😂

🤣🤣🤣definitely not in that market

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I use tweezers like most of us do.  My problem is trying to hold odd shaped tiny parts (photo etch is the worst I quit using it).  The tweezers just don't grip and the part goes ping and launches to outer space.  I have tried adding a rubber grip surface to the tweezers but then it has too much bulk and doesn't hold securely.  Anybody got a good solution.  

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12 hours ago, Helmsman said:

This

https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/tools/hg-angled-tweezers/none/ 

or this (don't remember, which ones I've bought few years ago)

https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/tools/hg-angled-tweezers-round-tip/none/

covers about 90% of my tweezers needs.

Other 10% are covered by cross action Squadron ones.

Thanks!

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On 1/24/2023 at 9:20 AM, Geoff M said:

The tweezers just don't grip and the part goes ping and launches to outer space.  I have tried adding a rubber grip surface to the tweezers but then it has too much bulk and doesn't hold securely. 

Yup, you need a good set of cross action tweezers where they grip the part for you and you apply pressure to release the part. The rubber gripping surface is also a good idea, it just has to be thin and you have to practice with it. I coat mine with aquarium sealer but any vinyl caulk will do the trick.

Additionally I can recommend stamp/ decal tweezers with broad flat blades, they come in handy for a lot of applications. Every time I go to a swap meet there's usually a tool vendor there and always a new tool to buy.

hth

 

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On 1/24/2023 at 6:20 AM, Geoff M said:

I use tweezers like most of us do.  My problem is trying to hold odd shaped tiny parts (photo etch is the worst I quit using it).  The tweezers just don't grip and the part goes ping and launches to outer space.  I have tried adding a rubber grip surface to the tweezers but then it has too much bulk and doesn't hold securely.  Anybody got a good solution.  

 

The pinging is often caused by the tips not being perfectly even - if they aren't and you put pressure on them and the tines go a little sideways compared to each other, then the thing they are grabbing goes. Another problem is squeezing too hard.

 

High quality tweezers help in both situations. They usually have a light touch, and they are engineered to be precise at the tip. I like electrical ones (the ones painted black) because static electricity can be a problem on the tiniest parts. The Vetus brand on Amazon is pretty good and not very expensive. I love my old Wiha tweezers, but they aren't as good since they stopped being made in Germany.

 

You can actually improve a cheap pair of tweezers by filing the tips to be more even.

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25 minutes ago, spejic said:

 

The pinging is often caused by the tips not being perfectly even - if they aren't and you put pressure on them and the tines go a little sideways compared to each other, then the thing they are grabbing goes. Another problem is squeezing too hard.

 

This pinging effect can be reduced, if not eliminated, with a pair of tweezers with a "guide pin" similar to these:

 

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https://www.amazon.com/Regine-614-S-Stainless-Precision-Electronics/dp/B071JKQR3M

 

The pin keeps the tips aligned as they close. 

 

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Weighing in with my recommendation.  I also build paper/card stock models and I've found that stamp collecting (Philately) tweezers offer a lot of fine control that are sometimes lost with pointed tips in certain circumstances.  I particularly like my spade tipped tweezers.

 

https://www.amazon.com/AAPROTOOLS-Tweezers-Philately-Collector-Quality/dp/B079Q2LXT3/ref=d_pb_allspark_dp_sims_pao_desktop_session_based_vft_none_sccl_4_3/137-6482161-9544549?pd_rd_w=T5cwM&content-id=amzn1.sym.6b5008ac-c24a-4aea-a3ea-015a531184f5&pf_rd_p=6b5008ac-c24a-4aea-a3ea-015a531184f5&pf_rd_r=QA73F36X5QM5W1G8HMYJ&pd_rd_wg=cObFb&pd_rd_r=76f33b43-ef81-40e2-ac39-324fa6b0baf0&pd_rd_i=B079Q2LXT3&psc=1

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