Tweezers are hand tools used to grab, handle or hold small objects which may not be possible to pick up by hand and require precision and care. They are ergonomically designed to sit comfortably between the thumb and forefinger and are often manufactured from stainless steel for durability and long-lasting tool life. Some tweezers are hand-filed to ensure ultimate precision and accuracy, especially if they are slant-tipped, so that they offer reliable and confident handling regardless of the application.
Features of Tweezers
- Tweezers allow the user to handle, hold or grab small objects or components.
- They can include a serrated tip for a secure grip as well as a ridged handle that allows for better control and grip when handling objects.
- Some offer a magnetic tip that magnetises an object to hold it more securely and for it not to get dropped.
- ESD coatings offer additional versatility and safety when working with electrically-sensitive equipment or components.
- Other features include anti-corrosive, anti-magnetic and solder adhesion resistant for greater functionality across different applications.
Types of Tweezer Tips
- Bent/Curved - easy control and accuracy at a more comfortable angle for the user, resulting in reduced operation fatigue.
- Blunt - the finely curved tip is ideal for applications that may result in components getting damaged or entangled by a sharply pointed tweezer.
- Cutting - the sharp edges enable the user to cut soft wires.
- Flat - ideal for picking up larger objects as they offer a larger surface area than standard tweezers.
- Pointed - designed for reaching into small, hard to reach areas for precise pick-up.
- Round - useful general-purpose applications that may not require as much precision.
- Wafer - flat tips enable safe handling of silicon wafers in the manufacturing of semiconductors without damaging them.
Tweezers are very versatile hand tools that can be used across a variety of applications and are an essential piece of equipment for those working on highly detailed tasks. Precision tweezers are like the pliers of the small-object world and are widely used in:
- Medical environments
- Electronics manufacture
- Jewellery making
- Beauty applications
- Home DIY