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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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