PockeTweez Folding Tweezers - Canadian Woodworking Magazine

There is a new challenger to the title of finest tweezers in the world - the PocketTweez Folding Tweezers

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PockeTweez Folding Tweezers



For the past several years I've been using Uncle Bill's Sliver Gripper, touted as the finest tweezers in the world. Make no mistake, the Gripper is a great tool - I'm a magnet for wood splinters in the shop, and these tweezers have been a godsend for plucking out the little devils.
 
But there is a new challenger to the title of finest tweezers in the world - the PocketTweez Folding Tweezers. The PockeTweez weighs about half an ounce, and measures 3/16" x 1/2" x 2-7/16" - it's small and light enough to carry around in your pocket or on a key ring. The handle and arm are cast from 416 stainless steel, hardened, and then the arm is sharpened and polished.


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R to L: Sliver Gripper, traditional tweezers, PockeTweez
    
When opened the PockeTweez is about the same length as a traditional tweezer, roughly 4" long. I like that you can open it one-handed, simply by pressing anywhere along the split arm with your thumb. Once open, the arm remains firmly locked in position, yet it's easy to flip the arm back into the handle.


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Folding arm protects the tweezer head
        
The unique folding design protects the finely sharpened tips when not in use - so there is no cap to loose. The tweezer head on the arm is just under 3/4" long. Curved shoulders make it easy to grip the arm and squeeze the tips together.


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Sliver Gripper tip
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PockeTweez tip
While the Sliver Gripper does a good job at grabbing thick splinters, it doesn't work as well as the PockeTweez for thin, or deeply embedded splinters. The finely ground, sharp tips on the PockeTweez enable it grab even the smallest diameter splinters with ease.
 

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The PockeTweez is an great tool for just about anyone - tradespeople, gardeners, campers, DIYers - for removing splinters of any kind, plucking out errant hairs, even for picking up fine wires and other tiny items.
 
The only drawback is that it cost over three times the price of a Sliver Gripper. Still, to me it's much the same difference as between a Porsche and a Volkswagen. Both will do the job, but the Porsche is just plain cool.
 
Toss the PockeTweez into pants pocket, purse, tool bag, glove compartment, back pack, or slip it onto a key ring. With its no-nonsense lifetime warranty this is one investment you'll never regret buying.


PockeTweez

KEY FEATURES:

  • 3/16" x 1/2" x 2-7/16"
  • .6 ounce weight
  • 416 stainless steel
  • Lanyard hole
  • Lifetime guarantee

MANUFACTURER:You-Tools LLC
AVAILABLE FROM:Online
RETAIL PRICE:$35 CA Price includes shipping
MODEL #:none
MADE IN:USA

Carl Duguay, August 2012
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