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CML Supply

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 We are a mom-and-pop business dedicated to providing quality hand , power and electronic assembly tools and gadgets to DIY-ers and hobbyists around the world. Our customers like to tinker with electronics, woodworking and metalworking, gunsmithing, jewelery making and just about everything else!

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Choosing the right Precision Tweezers

A wide variety of tweezers are available to meet a broad range of applications...

In order to choose the best tool for your application:
1. Determine the type of points (Style or pattern) best suited for your application.
2. Refer to the material guide below and select the correct material for your application.
3. Remember there is a trade-off between hardness, magnetism and corrosion resistance.

 
Tweezers

Style

Description

Typ. Length

OO
Flat Edges, heavy-duty strong Blasdes tapering to regular strong points. 4-3/4" 120 mm
OOD
Same as OO with serrated tips and grips 4-3/4" 120 mm
AA
For general assembly, very strong and precise tips with fine finish 5" 130 mm
O
Fine straight point for general handling and positioning miniature parts or fine wire 4-3/4" 120 mm
OC
Flat edges, fine tips, and 3-1/2" length 3-1/2" 90 mm
1
General use, strong blades and fine points 4-3/4" 120 mm
2
Straight and strong, Tapered point for bending and handling small parts and wires 4-3/4" 120 mm
2A
Straight flat tips provides large gripping surface 4-3/4" 120 mm
3
Ultra fine tips. Extra long and narrow, very sharp, straight point 4-3/4" 120 mm
3C
Ultra fine tips.Shorter Length, narrow, very sharp, straight point 4-1/4" 110 mm
5
Ultra fine tips. For extra fine work, blades break sharply from bodyto very fine long rounded points 4-1/4" 110 mm
 

Choosing A Material

Material
Tip Hardness
Magnetism
Corrosion ResistanceBenefits
Carbon Steel
Excellent
Yes
LowLow Cost
Stainless Steel
Very Good
Some
GoodLow Cost
Stainless Steel-
... Anti-magnetic, Anti-acid
Good
None to very little
Excellent, Resists AcidsBest General Purpose
Titanium
Excellent
None
Non Corrosive, Resists Acids Will not shed particles like stainless steel.
Good for abrasive materials.
Good for chemical processes.
Temp resistant to 900deg F.
Carbon Composite
Soft
None
Non Corrosive ESD Safe. Soft, non-marring tips
Chemical and heat resistant to 256deg C.
Ceramic
Very Good
None
Non Corrosive, Resists Acids

ESD Safe. Heat sink fighter.
Temp resistant to 900deg F.

Plastic
Soft
None
Good Low Cost, ESD Safe, Non-marring
 

Samples of various tweezers materials

Tweezers
Stainless Steel
Tweezers
Stainless Steel, Ergo Grips
Tweezers
Titanium
Tweezers
Ceramic with permanent tips
Tweezers
Ceramic with replaceable tips
Tweezers
Full Ceramic
Tweezers
ESD safe plastic
Tweezers
Composite Carbofib Tips