Tweezers are an essential piece of kit in your jewellery workshop but why do you need them and why are there so many options to choose from? We break it down the many options in this post, explaining the types of tweezers available on the market and their uses.
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These tweezers are a must have in your soldering kit! Use them to hold items, support tricky pieces during soldering and keep your fingers safe from heat.
These plastic tweezers are essential for inserting and removing items from pickle solution, preventing your skin from coming into contact with the solution.
Why is it so important to use plastic tweezers with pickle solution?
If you use your standard steel soldering tweezers for inserting your pieces into pickle solution, it can create a chemical reaction which can cause your silver or gold to copper plate which can be difficult to remove!
Brass tweezers are an alternative option to plastic tweezers, as these are safe to use for inserting your pieces into pickle solution. Don't cross them off your list just yet as they have a fine tip, which makes intricate processes easier - from soldering, picking up and using tiny components to even helping you tie knots in beads!
The third hand is one of our favourite tools and allows you to have an extra hand during the soldering process. It has a weighted base with an adjustable arm, so you can easily grip your work and solder accurately. There are so many benefits to using this, check out our video below to find out more about why it could transform your work!
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