Craft

Surgical Forceps

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Locking mechanism allows them to be used as clamps

I’ve been using these surgical forceps for roughly 18 months in scale model making. They are very useful for securely gripping very small parts without damaging them. They work similarly to vice-grips in that they lock (and have 3 notches to control the amount of grip) on to whatever small part you are trying to hold. In my case, it is far easier to hold very thin brass wire (0.45mm diameter) with these forceps than by hand or with tweezers. I use the wire together with very small components to add detail to plastic kits (in this case, for a steam locomotive). They are very inexpensive.

-- Tim Simmons 04/23/21