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Posted: 1/25/2013 12:24:15 AM
Do you use them and, if so, which brand do you recommend ?


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Posted: 1/25/2013 12:44:32 AM
I have the Fiskars Fingertip Tweezer and my advice to you is if you get tweezers DO NOT get these, they are perhaps the most useless crafting tool I have ever owned. They have a "An innovative reverse design opens the tweezers when you squeeze and closes them when you release so you don’t have to strain your hand by applying constant pressure."
Because you know Tweezer RST is a big issue these days.
Basically because of the "innovation" they are near impossible to use without dropping things (if in fact you can pick them up in the first place)



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Posted: 1/25/2013 3:33:12 AM
I use tweezers all the time, the ones that I use I got down the bead isle at Michael's there curved and meant to pick up small things like rhinestones! They literally costed me under $5 and there the best.. In my opinion don't go crazy looking for a special pair of tweezers that cost a ton and promise to do everything for you... just get a curved pair of cheap tweezers and you'll be happy!!!!


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Posted: 1/25/2013 6:43:02 AM
I have no idea what brand, but I bought a bunch of different tweezer types at a gun show and MAN ALIVE are they ever awesome. And inexpensive, too! I think the most expensive I bought was a sort of 'Heron' shaped one for 2.50

My MIL and Mom both kept asking for my tools so the next gun show I bought several of the same things and gave them each a set and had a set to put in a roommate bag at a retreat weekend.

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Posted: 1/25/2013 7:04:30 AM
I have the old ones that came in the Making Memories toolkit. I love them because they are the reverse of most tweezers. They hold on until you squeeze to open them. It really makes it less tiresome for me when I'm using them a lot on a project and you can get something just where you want it before placing it without accidentally letting go.

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Posted: 1/25/2013 8:36:19 AM
I have a couple - Memory Makers hate them ... I don't know why I still have them. Honey Bee by EK Success - these are better. BUT for the most part the ones I tend to use the most are just an old pair I picked up from the local drugstore!


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Posted: 1/25/2013 9:07:18 AM
I LOVE my Honey Bee tweezers with the exception that the yellow rubber padding keeps breaking off. Usually only on one side. Am I "tweezing" too hard? If I could figure out what to glue them back on with I would be really happy. Otherwise I just keep using them without the padding, love them that much.

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Posted: 1/25/2013 9:35:18 AM
I have those fingertip "reverse" tweezers too and wouldn't recommend them either. Yes they look cool but they're so counterintuitive that it's hard to use them. The ones I reach for the most are my regular old drugstore ones as well.
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Posted: 1/25/2013 9:40:14 AM
My absolute favorite tweezers are from Mrs.Grossman's. I don't think they make them anymore, my tweezers are probably 13 years old. It is one of my favorite tools.


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Posted: 1/25/2013 9:54:01 AM
making memories SLICE toolkit ones are my favorite they are awesome

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Posted: 1/25/2013 10:02:38 AM
I have 3 of the Honey Bee kind, cause I am always losing them under paper. They are very affordable and they have the reverse feature. They are also curved on the tip and I think they are coated where glue will come off easily...don't quote me on that!

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Posted: 1/25/2013 10:43:58 AM
I had an extra pair of drugstore ones and I just use those.






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Posted: 1/25/2013 10:46:45 AM
I use Mrs. Grossman's. I have three of them in my little carousel. Love them.

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Posted: 1/25/2013 11:06:59 AM
I have a pair of cutterbees that I love. When I need tweezers for embossing, I use an old junky pair.


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Posted: 1/25/2013 11:24:37 AM
I have the green reverse ones--MM maybe? It took a little getting used to-- not too long. I even bought a second pair--one for embossing & messy stuff, and one to keep clean.

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Posted: 1/25/2013 11:25:13 AM
I have some really old really long one I bought 30 years ago. I used to use them for beading but now they're good with anything I'm gluing. The glue peels right off


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Posted: 1/25/2013 11:48:34 AM

I LOVE my Honey Bee tweezers with the exception that the yellow rubber padding keeps breaking off. Usually only on one side. Am I "tweezing" too hard? If I could figure out what to glue them back on with I would be really happy. Otherwise I just keep using them without the padding, love them that much.

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I have these too, and I had the same problem. Just use your glue and glue the yellow part on. I did that and now they stay on. I actually like the reverse tweeze because it stays until you squeeze to let go, so it works with gluing tiny pieces.

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Posted: 1/25/2013 3:33:05 PM

I have the green reverse ones--MM maybe? It took a little getting used to-- not too long. I even bought a second pair--one for embossing & messy stuff, and one to keep clean.



This is what I have too. The reverse ones do take some getting used but I love them. I have two as well!


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Posted: 1/25/2013 4:50:22 PM
I have the Mrs. Grossman's ones, too. Love them!


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Posted: 1/25/2013 6:03:41 PM
Thanks for all of your detailed responses! Peas!


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Posted: 1/25/2013 7:08:18 PM
I have some from CTMH. I use them a lot when I emboss and don't want to burn anything...mainly my hand..


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Posted: 1/25/2013 10:36:25 PM
I had a FABULOUS tweezer that I used for 20 years in miniature making (dolls house stuff) and then used in sb-ing since about 2000 - but I LOST them last year. Can't find any like that. They had super-long "handles" - the little drugstore kind are too short for my poor arthritic clumsy fingers.
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