You can tell by our large assortment of tweezers that we here at SparkFun are way into picking up tiny things. To make sure we're always up to date on the latest in 'tweezing' technology, we're always buying and testing new tweezers. Okay... tweezers aren't exactly the most exciting thing in the world, but they are super handy.
These are nice, solid curved tweezers. They have a very fine tip which allows you to pick up very small parts with precision. This is a great tool to have if you're working with surface mount components or anything with very small parts. The ESD-safe coating will also help prevent electro-static damage to sensitive electronic components. The best part? They're bright red and have the SparkFun logo printed right on them!
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I use these for general all-purpose handling of small things, but where I find them really useful is in working with SMD components.
If you don't have a Pick and Place machine, these tweezers are your best friend. I've used these to hold components as small as 0402 SMD resistors in place while hand-soldering, as well as for placing components for reflow soldering.
I like the curved tip, especially when placing SMD components, as I can brace my hand against my work surface and still be able to place the component vertically.
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Very handy (pun intended) when trying to pick up SMD parts.
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I bought these and loved the pointy-ness of the tips.. until I dropped them once... ONCE... and the tips bent outward and I could never quite get them as finely tuned again. Wish they were just a tad heavier gauge metal, or thicker along the taper. The tips are VERY pointy and sharp, which is great for small parts.
These require so much force to close that I find them really difficult to use for small components; it's difficult to feel the minimal amount of pressure you need to hold an item and so you need to squeeze hard, or else risk dropping components all the time.
I found tweezers with a much lighter touch are much easier to work with
These seem otherwise to be well-made
Makes handling parts a lot easier than with fingers. Definitely worth having a pair.
the curved ends of the tweezers were a great thing for desoldering and soldering small to big-ish chips. the only bad part is the tips get bent very slightly made it slightly annoying to pick up the smaller and flatter types of components. it was all good until I lost my pair, so i'm stuck with my strait ones. that sucks...
They're perfect, and absolutely necessary. Really fine tip, and grab really nicely. They come with a little tip protector, which is nice so you don't have to worry about them getting bent accidentally in your tool drawer/holder.