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really good tweezers
Posted by steve5 on Friday, March 10, 2017 11:49 PM

would somebody , be able to give me a brand name for a really good pair of pointed tweezers please . thank's in advance .

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, March 11, 2017 1:14 AM

Tamiya included a very nice set of tweezers in their 1/35 Renauly UE Carrier kit. You need them for the link part of the link and length tracks. Tiny links. And you get a nice kit tossed in a well.

 

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, March 11, 2017 9:58 AM

Ask your dentist.  I got my best pair from a fellow club member whose dad was a dentist and retiring.  He bought in some tools the dad was getting rid of, and sold them to fellow club members for great prices.  Mine are the super sharp point type.  I lost them for a few days last year and was frantic till I found them again!

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Posted by EdGrune on Saturday, March 11, 2017 11:58 AM

Janes Tools   See her website at http://www.janestools.com/

She travels to many hobby shows throughout the country.   I know she will be in North Texas at the IPMS/NCT show in June and she is a regular at the IPMS Nationals.  Support her because she supports the hobby.

She sells many of her tools at 3 for 10 dollars at shows.  Prices online look to be similar but you need to deal with shipping.

I have several of these.  I like the drop point, it allows me to see the placement spot better.  Good stainless steel with sharp points.   I also have some of the slant points, good when you need a little larger grip

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, March 11, 2017 12:56 PM

Oho .

 Now here's a crossover for you . Jane also vends at our train shows .Sharp lady when it comes to tools and some methods for creating scenery .Definitely a great choice .T.B. 

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Posted by steve5 on Saturday, March 11, 2017 2:25 PM

thank's guy's , tried jane tools they don't ship to aust., am looking online at dental tools

steve

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, March 11, 2017 4:00 PM

Location, location, location...

it really helps to know because what is available in one country is not elsewhere for various reasons...

 

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Saturday, March 11, 2017 4:06 PM

Aside from a couple I acquired from my grandfather years ago, I got mine from Harbor Freight.

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Posted by jelliott523 on Sunday, March 12, 2017 7:56 AM

A fellow modeling friend was using a very nice set of tweezers that are matte black in color and longer than most you can get. He got them as a set from Amazon. I am getting ready to order myself a set.https://www.amazon.com/PIXNOR-Anti-static-Electronics-Jewelry-making-Laboratory/dp/B019SLLOMY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489323353&sr=8-1&keywords=hobby+tweezers

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Sunday, March 12, 2017 12:11 PM

jelliott523

A fellow modeling friend was using a very nice set of tweezers that are matte black in color and longer than most you can get. He got them as a set from Amazon. I am getting ready to order myself a set.https://www.amazon.com/PIXNOR-Anti-static-Electronics-Jewelry-making-Laboratory/dp/B019SLLOMY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489323353&sr=8-1&keywords=hobby+tweezers

 

 

Those are actually nice looking set of tweezers. Better than the Harbor Freight kind. I may order them for myself. Thanks for the link!

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Posted by Gerg on Sunday, March 19, 2017 9:24 PM

I own many pair but the best I have used so far are Squadron Fine Point Micro Tweezers. They close with no gaps and hold well. Unlike others I own they rarely slip. They work well with small parts and make rigging possible.  I bought them at a local Hobby Town and are available online and from Amazon. 

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, March 20, 2017 8:40 AM

One nice thing about stainless steel tweezers is that they can be cleaned free of just about anything.  I often get a buildup of CA at the tips. I find needle files clean paint or glue or just about anything off and restore the points or whatever is on the end.  And, no solvent used in modeling seems to damage them.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 12:25 PM

I've got a couple of pairs of fine stainless steel tweezers that I got from my mother when I was a kid and started building models.  I don't know the brands, though.  One was made in Switzerland.  As Don mentioned, stainless steel can be cleaned very easily with solvents.  I also use fine steel wool, occasionally.

Asking your dentist is a good suggestion.  But have a look in your area, at stores where beauty supplies are sold.  You might find a good pair if tweezers, at a better price than a hobby supplier will charge.

The only pair I don't recommend that strongly, by brand, is a pair of kinked tweezers made by Squadron.  That is, the point is "bent" about 15 degrees from the axis of the grip.  I thought they'd be easier to use, but I find that I can't manipulate them or objects as easily as with my other, straight pairs.  I use it more to pick things up off my bench, like toothpicks or other objects that are hard for me to pick up with my fingers.

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, March 26, 2017 12:53 PM

Hi Baron ;

   The tweezers you speak of have become invaluable to me .They're indispensible for mounting P.E. In tight spots and great for greeblies in cockpits ! They are also great for the interiors of my custom made wooden boats . T.B.

  P.S. I use 0000Steel wool and scuff the surface and paint them flat black and then bake them for about five minutes at whatever the temp my toaster oven says for " Pop - Tarts " 

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, March 26, 2017 12:56 PM

Steve 5 ;

 Hey , here's an idea .We have a train show coming up the second weekend of April . Seriously April eighth and ninth   ! ! Jane will probably be there .What do you want ? Send me a Message and I'll get what you want , and mail it to you from New Braunfels , Texas .  P.S. Keep it below thirty dollars if you can . I will bill you on the backside . Remember , I am on Social Security !

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Posted by steve5 on Sunday, March 26, 2017 2:53 PM

thank's tanker , but walking past a second hand shop and picked these up for $1 . couldn't believe it , sometimes you get lucky , but I do appreciate the offer mate

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Posted by ACESES5 on Monday, March 27, 2017 3:07 PM

steve5; Igot a real good set of 5 different tweezers styles from MicroMark,been real happy with them.                              ACESES5                       Smile Burger

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Posted by Surface_Line on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 1:09 AM

My favorite tweezers look like Steve's lucky find.  Many years ago I dropped into a stamp-collecting shop.  Besides the standard duck-bill "stamp tongs" that you would expect, they also had tapered tweezers.  I got one that came from Solingen, of Germany.

The most important feature of these is that they have a really, really gentle touch.  So when I work with small parts, or stretched sprue or PE, I don't need to worry about holding so tight that the part gets squished. 

Rick

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Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 1:46 AM

thank's aceses5 , I did see them but the postage to aus., is exhorbitant . the one I found for a $1 , is exactly what I was after , long very fine point , with a soft springy action , and good grip for small objects

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 9:22 AM

Well , here's an offer . If you do need something from the States and it isn't to expensive , I will always help out a Mate . I have a good friend here that used to be a Train Driver there . He and I are like old mates from back home . T.B.

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Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 2:33 PM

thank's tanker , I'm very appreciative mate .

steve5

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Friday, March 31, 2017 4:21 AM

I don't recall the brand name, but the best tweezers I've got I ordered from banggood.com (Chinese mail order outfit), and they were a real bargain - $6.99 for 7 pairs of tweezers, some straight, some curved, etc.  The part number to order is 924799, description:  7pcs BGA Precision Tweezer Set, Antistatic Tweezers Stainless Tweezers.  And shipping was only another $1.44, for a total of $8.43 for seven high quality pairs of tweezers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by stashit4later on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 9:35 PM

I went to the local beauty supply store and found some from "Tweezerman India".

Number 208100.  Made in India by Tweezerman India.  UPC 38097 11120

They come in a clear plastic tube with a purple cap.

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Posted by Griffin25 on Friday, May 05, 2017 11:51 AM

jelliott523

A fellow modeling friend was using a very nice set of tweezers that are matte black in color and longer than most you can get. He got them as a set from Amazon. I am getting ready to order myself a set.https://www.amazon.com/PIXNOR-Anti-static-Electronics-Jewelry-making-Laboratory/dp/B019SLLOMY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489323353&sr=8-1&keywords=hobby+tweezers

 

I just received these and they are great and what a price. Each tweezer is individually packed with a nice quality tip protector. Great deal. Thanks for the link! 

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Posted by ejhammer on Friday, May 05, 2017 3:38 PM
Same here. I've been using mine for a couple weeks now and really like them. Thanks again for posting. EJ

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