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whit3rd
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Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:45 am   



On Monday, May 21, 2018 at 11:01:05 AM UTC-7, Phil Hobbs wrote:
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On 05/21/18 09:23, George Herold wrote:

Phil, what's wrong with the cheap tweezers from India? I think that
is what I mostly use. Is there something I'm missing?

I suggest you drop $25 on a Swiss pair and see. ;)

Mainly the poorly-ground points that aren't reliably parallel, so that
parts tend to squirt out like the way kids shoot cherry pits from their
thumb and fist. Also they tend to be magnetic stainless, which is a
pain with nickel end caps.


....and inductors.

A demagnetizer on the table with the stereo microscope is essential.
Yean, even Erem (swiss) needed the demagnetizer.

Phil Hobbs
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Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:45 am   



On 06/13/18 19:45, whit3rd wrote:
Quote:
On Monday, May 21, 2018 at 11:01:05 AM UTC-7, Phil Hobbs wrote:
On 05/21/18 09:23, George Herold wrote:

Phil, what's wrong with the cheap tweezers from India? I think that
is what I mostly use. Is there something I'm missing?

I suggest you drop $25 on a Swiss pair and see. ;)

Mainly the poorly-ground points that aren't reliably parallel, so that
parts tend to squirt out like the way kids shoot cherry pits from their
thumb and fist. Also they tend to be magnetic stainless, which is a
pain with nickel end caps.

...and inductors.

A demagnetizer on the table with the stereo microscope is essential.
Yean, even Erem (swiss) needed the demagnetizer.


My $25 Swiss ones are 304 stainless. Look for "antimagnetic"
laser-etched on the side. You can also get titanium ones. One useful
tip is to take a miniature binder clip and slide it up and down on the
back end of the arms to make adjustable self-closing tweezers. That way
you don't lose stuff when you change your grip.

The $5 Aven antimagnetic stainless ones from Digikey are also OK.

Cheers

Phil Hobbs

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Dr Philip C D Hobbs
Principal Consultant
ElectroOptical Innovations LLC / Hobbs ElectroOptics
Optics, Electro-optics, Photonics, Analog Electronics
Briarcliff Manor NY 10510

http://electrooptical.net
http://hobbs-eo.com

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