Tweezers

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  1. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    There comes a time in your life where holding on to one end of a piece of metal, while heating up the other end with a soldering iron, brings on the realization that not only is this rather sore, but it's about time I did something about it.

    :drums: :drums: :drums: :drums:

    Tweezers I thought, and these became the answer

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    3Pcs Ceramic Heat Resistant Tweezer, ESD Anti-Static for DIY Tank Rebuild Coils ESD Precision Instrument

    from Amazon at £9.59 - but today the price is now £8.79, suppose thats what you get for ordering at the weekend :facepalm:.

    According to the spec sheet, they can handle upto 1000 C and are a crossed self closing tweezers so hopefully will work for soldering operations.

    Hopefully I will be able to create something with them soon.

    Paul
     
  2. gormo

    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    G`day Paul,
    They look very surgical........they would be good for modifying plastic model people over a flame.........:scratchchin:
    I have some self closing tweezers myself........just an ordinary pair.......and I`ve found I have to concentrate more on what I am doing with them, as my natural inclination is to apply pressure to what I am trying to hold, and doing that with this type of tweezer, actually releases the part I was so intent on holding.......:avatar:
    It`s probably just me.......getting old.....:avatar:
    :tophat:Gormo
     
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    Sol Full Member

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    No Gormo, I too have that same "problem" especially when I am using them for soldering wires on LEDs ( & we are NOT getting old, just aging slowly :avatar: )
     
  4. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Think I've got old I'm just wondering when ageing slowly becomes mature and when that then becomes ripe to a bit off :avatar:

    I was thinking of holding the handle end in a vice, we'll see how the clamping force of these holds up.

    I did notice that you can buy replacement tips for these as well, not sure if thats a good thing or not - how easily do they break or are they anticipating I'll be using a blow torch.

    Paul
     
  5. gormo

    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    Of course Ron....Ahem !!!!.....sorry.....I beg your pardon.........:avatar::avatar:
    :tophat:Gormo
    PS.....check this out Ron........I have an old simple version of this for soldering and they are great.
    https://www.amazon.com/Ram-Pro-Magn...cb177fa4bfd419203ea00f0d36b433&language=en_US
     
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  6. gormo

    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    Yes the clamping force is the thing.......it will become obvious when you start using them.
    As I said.......mine are an ordinary household pair......not designed to do much.......but yours are designed for heat, so may be a much more robust version capable of holding parts securely.
    :tophat:Gormo
     
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    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    The stage after 'Mature' would surely be 'Vintage' wouldn't it Paul? After all, that's how they describe the age of cheese!:avatar::avatar::avatar:

    Keith.
     
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    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    No one has mentioned Antique yet..????
     
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    I bought some like this some while ago, quite cheap but do the job, however the screws holding the replaceable tips can come loose, but only tighten them just enough to secure the tips as I suspect it would be easy to over tighten and split them.
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Thanks Jim for the heads up.

    Paul
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    I've got a pair of the straight ones, brilliant for soldering small items and holding wires close to rails etc, wouldn't be without mine.

    Pete.
     

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