How to Select the Right Lab Tweezers for the Task

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FAQs for easier lab tweezers selection

Choosing the right tweezers is important. Tweezers are designed for a specific purpose and available in a variety of materials, sizes, shapes, and tips. To help you to easily select the right pair, we’ve developed a list of questions for you to consider before making your choice:

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Cole-Parmer Precision Stainless Steel Tweezers

What are lab tweezers?

Lab tweezers are small tools help you pick, lift, move, flip, and grab small particles and delicate samples.

How will you be using your lab tweezers?

Consider your application and choose your tweezers to meet your needs. You may need more than one type of tweezer for more than one task. You can select from general or precision tweezers.

Are you working in a cleanroom?

If you will be using your tweezers in a cleanroom environment, then a sterile or disposable may be what you need. Maybe you want a product with an inert PTFE coating to prevent contamination.

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Cole-Parmer General-Purpose Stainless Steel Tweezers

Will you use the tweezers under a microscope?

If you plan to use tweezers under a microscope, precision tweezers are ideal for you, otherwise you may need a general tweezer.

Are you cutting wire or other materials?

A variety of tweezers contain sharp edges ideal for cutting.

Do you need extra grip?

If you are wearing gloves or handling samples that may need extra gripping, you can choose a serrated inner surface, foam- or silicone-covered handles or tip, or tweezers with self-closing/locking guide pins to keep the tips aligned, providing extra grip.

Cole-Parmer Precision Titanium Tweezers

Are you working with delicate samples?

You may want PTFE tweezers or carbon tips that can provide more gentle handling.

What materials are tweezers made of?

Stainless steel, carbon fiber, nickel-plated steel, nickel chromium, titanium, ceramic, and polypropene.

What types of tips are available?

Tweezer tips are available pointed, blunt, rounded, curved, angled, or flat.

Quality is key

Before selecting tweezers, consider the questions above and consider the quality of the tweezers. The quality of your tweezer will affect how well they work and last regardless of what type you select.

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