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  1. Have any of you found a way to replace the carbon fiber tips on the Horotec MSA 72-714 aluminum tweezers. The tweezers are lightweight aluminum the studs that hold in the tips aren't yielding to gently force. I tried pushing the studs simultaneously. I also tried prying with on the side with a case knife. I know from past experience that too much force usually breaks something. Thanks!
  2. I have switched to titanium tweezers for general work and fond the Cousins UK own brand very good (link Here) as they require far less re-dressing and hold their shape as well as steel so the best of both worlds, in my opinion. However, I still have a cheapo set of brass tweesers for any work I do where scratching could be an issue and I am looking to replace these as I am sure the brass in my set is made from recycled rodico based on how quickly they deform. My initial instinct was to replace them with a better quality brass set, then I saw a video discussing the virtues of bronze then another on carbon fiber, so I went looking to see what was out there. As I intend this purchase to my my 'forever tweezers' I am happy to invest a little more on them so I want to get the choice right, but I have too many materials to pick from: Good quality brass Link Bronze Link Carbon fiber (all CF Link or CF tipped Link) Boxwood tipped Link Ceramic tipped Link Delrin tipped Link Vulcanized Fibre tipped Link Other???? My initial thoughts and assumptions: I assume that ceramic would be scratchy, so not a contender, can anyone confirm? I assume all of the tipped versions cannot be re-dressed, so the tip will need to be replaced once it wears out or becomes damaged? Wood/boxwood would not be ideal for everyday prolonged use and better for specific jobs like handling hands and dials? Can you please provide your experience of the above types and do my assumptions align with your actual experience, and any recommendations for preferred brands for each material that you have good experience with? Also, let me know if I have overlooked any good options. Note: All the links above are just examples from Cousins, I'm not tied to them, it was convenient to take all the links from one source for consistency.
  3. Hi all, I've just redressed my tweezers and was wondering if any of the experienced people here have some description of the easiest/best way to end up with nice looking tweezers. What file roughness do you prefer and generally how to end up with nicely meeting tips without filing away significant portions of the tool? Thanks
  4. If I am not mistaken, brass tweezers are softer, hence better for handling more delicate parts to avoid scratches or marks, is that accurate? If that's the case, why not just use brass tweezers all the time? What are your understanding about the usage of brass versus stainless steel tweezers? Thanks
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