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bwaynef

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Pine tweezers, cheap
« on: May 30, 2014, 02:20 PM »
I found these at Lowes and they seem like they'll work really well.
 

Adair M

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Re: Pine tweezers, cheap
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2014, 02:31 PM »
What are you planning to do with them?

Needle pulling?  Straight ones probably work better. Are they serrated at the tips?

I use tweezers like that for repotting.

The LED is cool.
 

Owen Reich

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Re: Pine tweezers, cheap
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2014, 03:17 PM »
If they work for you, then they work.  I have about 10 different types; most were made for the medical field.  Personally, I've found that wide bladed blunt-nosed straight tweezers work well for needle removal.  I also use the 5.5-6" size as my hands don't get tired.  If you pull needles all day, I find it matters. 

The led is cool  :).  Those would be good for pulling needles off Taxus branches and needle junipers IMO.
 

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Re: Pine tweezers, cheap
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2014, 03:48 PM »
I called them pine tweezers, and I posted them in the pines section, ...but I too only (mostly?) use bent tweezers for repotting.  Alas... they're < $4, which is cheaper than any I'd seen, and they're pretty sturdy.  They have straight tweezers as well, but I'm not sure they're as thick as traditional pine-needle pluckin' tweezers.
 

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Re: Pine tweezers, cheap
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2014, 06:07 PM »
One way to find out  :)
 

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Re: Pine tweezers, cheap
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2014, 11:54 PM »
Amazon has a nice selection of lighted tweezers. Some straight, some bent, some serrated. 
Here is a set of 3. I never thought of having lighted tweezers, but I am sold as my eyes are getting older.

http://www.amazon.com/General-Tools-Instruments-70400-Tweezers/dp/B002RL928Q/ref=sr_1_6?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1401508255&sr=1-6&keywords=general+lighted+tweezers