Surgical tweezers are great tools

Doorgunnerjgs Feb 2, 2017

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  1. Doorgunnerjgs

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  2. HemiAdda2d

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    Cool tool! I love my Xuron tweezers, bought before Xuron dropped the tweezer line.
     
  3. jdetray

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    Nice! My grandfather was a veterinarian, and I ended up with a few of his surgical tools from the 1940's and 50's. I use these small locking forceps frequently. That's a N-scale wheelset.

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    I have several hemostats, they are great. Also from my dad.
     
  5. nscalestation

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    Yes, these types of things are great. The top one I have had for over 40 years originally using it as a heat sink when soldering transistors which were more sensitive to heat in those days. Over the last 20 or so years it has been used more on modeling projects. The lower one is a clamping tweezers I found last fall at a flea market and have been using it a lot lately on modeling projects.

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    I have the clamping tweezers, also. I believe I picked them up in a model ship building store. They are great for some things, especially where a tight clamp is needed, but with easy release.
     
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    Sounds like we followed similar tracks. As an EE 40 years ago, I had several of these at several different angles. I used them as heat sinks. While soldering track one day, I wished the ties wouldn't melt so easy. Then it hit me to dig out the old hemostats. They work like a charm.

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  8. MarkInLA

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    Aside from small tweezers I have the same hemostat as Brad. They're great for dislodging spikes and tiny nails in wood. They're a must in this hobby..
     
  9. Doorgunnerjgs

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    upload_2018-2-23_15-22-42.jpeg Here are some other tools of interest. Three of these are from model ship building (Amati). From the left, one handed clamp rely on brass rod and angled jaws, Keel Klamper on a ball and socket base, Amati Action Kit handle with hand vise (can also be used as drill or X-Acto knife), and last, an X-Acto strip wood cutter.
     
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    Just had to add, I have begun to REALLY love the Amati Action Kit handle! The soft rubberized texture helps to hold it and it's big enough to feel extremely comfortable in my hand. It comes with several collets and can hold all of my finest drills or those larger. I used it to drill holes for 20 gauge wire yesterday and was able to do so without breaking the fine drill bit, something I always fear.
     
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