Tweezers - Curved (ESD Safe)

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!

Tweezers - Curved (ESD Safe) Product Help and Resources

Grabbing Small SMD Components

These tweezers work well to place SMD components on a PCB. They are also useful for removing parts during rework!

tweezers, SMD capacitor, and PCB

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  • Aditya / about 13 years ago / 2

    When are these coming back in stock? I NEED (NEEEED) ESD safe tweezers with a Sparkfun logo on it!

  • Sean.W / about 13 years ago / 2

    Precision pick up of SM parts? I suppose so...
    Aw, who are you kidding? These are gonna be used for hard to reach nose hairs.
    That being said, I want one. :)

  • Ogre / about 10 years ago / 1

    The tips on the pair I got were SCARY sharp. Took some nippers and solved that though.

  • PointyOintment / about 10 years ago / 1

    Protip: take a marker and scribble some lines on the cap so you can find it more easily.

    • USAF Paul / about 10 years ago / 2

      great idea... but I used plastidip ---> 1/2 way up the cap.

  • Member #506646 / about 10 years ago / 1

    This is my first kit with surface mount components. I failed the mount off a bonding pads of the capacitor! Sadness. The component mounting surface is not so obvious as that. I would like to find a drive plate for this type of welding.

  • Tozian / about 10 years ago / 1

    Are these really tweezers? Or just SF branded eyebrow pluckers.

  • Sparky91381 / about 10 years ago / 1

    very fine precise tips on these bad boys - very nice for the price

  • dorght / about 11 years ago / 1

    These became an essential tool for me within minutes of opening the box.

  • I want to echo what Member #144038 said: These are great tweezers. They have an almost "machined" tip that is razor sharp, they have a nice spring action, and appear to be made of a harder material than my cheap-o set.

  • These things are very good for surface mount parts. They are also helpful on removing hard to grab parts. Not sure if the price is good. I just threw them into an order and didn't do much research. Worked out pretty good though.

  • Member #144038 / about 12 years ago / 1

    I can't testify to their ESD-safeness, but I can say that these are absolutely fantastic tweezers at a great price. They have a precisely ground points that lets you pick up the tiniest SMD parts and won't send them pinging around the room to be lost in the carpet, the dog, your clothes, etc. (That'll happen when you position the part and then sneeze.)

Customer Reviews

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Cheaper than a Pick and Place machine

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 nice!

Very handy (pun intended) when trying to pick up SMD parts.

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a bit flimsy

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.

Tension is too high

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

Pointy and sharp

Makes handling parts a lot easier than with fingers. Definitely worth having a pair.

great for smd soldering

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...

Yes, you need these.

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.