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Tweezers?
timmyp
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 10:14 PM GMT+7
I have the traditional type of tweezers (like what Revlon sells at the drugstore), as well as tweezers from suture removal sets (and the accompanying scissors). Those suture removal tweezers have a very fine tip, and are great for grabbing rigging thread on a sailing ship model. The locking tweezers are great, too - I have several that are 10 inches long, and about a dozen in the 6 inch length. They're a blessing!!
Vicious
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 05:07 PM GMT+7
i have the same set from micromark and are very good and this very cheap set from Aliexpress

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/8PCS-Lot-ESD-10-ESD-11-ESD-12-ESD-13-ESD-14-ESD-15-ESD-16/570807356.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.1nXESw

and I was pleasantly surprised, for the ridiculous price they are not bad at all
kevinekstrom
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 12:46 PM GMT+7
I purchased a set of 5, all are different and have specific uses. They came in a nice storage case and all have been used extensively over the years. I also purchased some smaller tweezers over the years, I think I have about 10 total.

I purchased my set through Micro-Mark. You may be able to find the same set on eBay cheaper.

https://www.micromark.com/5-piece-Stainless-Steel-Tweezer-Set



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Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017 - 05:51 PM GMT+7
Wilder. I have his straight tweezer and curved tweezer. They are sharp as needles yet easy for me to grip and handle.
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Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017 - 08:08 AM GMT+7
Locking tweezers are a modeller's best friend! (The kind where you squeeze to open them, so they naturally stay clamped.). I have a set with straight ends, and a set where the ends are cranked. They are great for decals (grip, dip, and let stand...) but you need to be careful they don't accidentally launch small plastic parts.
retiredyank
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Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017 - 11:07 PM GMT+7
You get what you pay for. I ordered tweezers from Aliexpress. They were very cheap. I thought they would, at least be made of aluminum. WRONG. They were tin and practically useless. However, I have had great luck, with eBay. I picked up a pair of bent tweezers, for not much and they are excellent. You may want to check Squadron. Their tweezers are fairly good, unlike several of their other tools.
Steven000
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Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017 - 10:22 AM GMT+7
I got these very cheap tweezers from ebay, great stuff for what you pay for



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Kind regards
Steven
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Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017 - 10:13 AM GMT+7
Well for decals and small parts.
TotemWolf
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Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 06:29 AM GMT+7
The best for what?

I have two pair for PE. One straight, one curved.
I have a pair for decals.
I have two pair for general work. One more pointed but still not shard and one blunt pointed.
Plus two pairs of forceps.

The Ifixit Precision Tweezer Set that Rich suggested is great set to start with. Tamiya also has some good tweezers. As do other. What works for me may not fell right for you. So try some and find what you like best.

RNicoletti
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Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 04:17 AM GMT+7
Recommend the Ifixit Precision Tweezer Set.

Regards,

Rich
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Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 04:00 PM GMT+7

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Which do you use and why?
Now that I am getting into WW2 1/48 scale aircraft I need to buy a set for small parts.
Thanks.



Well, I've been modeling for over 50 years now, so I have about 10 different pairs of tweezers I've collected over the years. My favorite tweezers though are a pair of curved tips, a straight fine point set, a little broader fine point, and a straight cross-tip pair. I recommend checking out the tweezer selections at Micro-Mark if you are need some inexpensive but well made tweezers.
VR, Russ
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Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 09:43 AM GMT+7
Which do you use and why?
Now that I am getting into WW2 1/48 scale aircraft I need to buy a set for small parts.
Thanks.