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    What about the ones that stay closed and you squeeze to open them? They are just a little bigger than normal tweezers and about twice as long. Surgical stainless. Those are the best ones but I don't know what they are called. I believe they are a medical tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bender817 View Post
    What about the ones that stay closed and you squeeze to open them? They are just a little bigger than normal tweezers and about twice as long. Surgical stainless. Those are the best ones but I don't know what they are called. I believe they are a medical tool.

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    Reverse action tweezers?

    Where in the world do you find one of those pincher tools?-tweez.jpg

    Clever idea!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bender817 View Post
    What about the ones that stay closed and you squeeze to open them? They are just a little bigger than normal tweezers and about twice as long. Surgical stainless. Those are the best ones but I don't know what they are called. I believe they are a medical tool.

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    Hemostats. Good for computer techs too back in the day I think they would crush the coil, but kanthal is cheap so might be worth a try.




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    Quote Originally Posted by patkin View Post
    I have no idea what that is. What's it used for? Someone will come along who knows.
    Its hard to know what tool you are looking for with the description you gave. Look at these images and pic one.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=plie...w=1012&bih=515
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    One more thought...

    You could pinch the coil in a bench vice, although the heat sink effect may add a significant amount of time to the process.

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    I just put my coil in the middle of a dictionary and sit on it for an hour or so.
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    I've actually seen like a big version of tweezers, specifically more tool-like, but still have the precision of tweezers as opposed to something more like a needle-nose, something you can pinch with your fingers as opposed to gripping. That's what I'm after. I have a feeling that regular old tweezers don't have a wide enough pinch for higher-ohm coil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asbestos4004 View Post
    I just put my coil in the middle of a dictionary and sit on it for an hour or so.
    Yeah, but your one of those book reading "smart guys". I dont have any big books like that.

    I tried that with my Spiderman collection but it didnt work well.
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    try a pair of Cotton Pliers


    https://www.google.com/search?q=dent...62043190117998




    they are about 8" long, ribbing inside of the tongs to grip

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    Quote Originally Posted by classwife View Post
    try a pair of Cotton Pliers


    https://www.google.com/search?q=dent...62043190117998




    they are about 8" long, ribbing inside of the tongs to grip
    should he boil them first?
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