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Hi all.  I have seen an add for brass tweezers, could come in handy? When working with magnetic parts.But, but how long will they remain springy?    Best wishes Kevin 



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I’ve never known them not to be springy… I’ve also never worried about tweezers before!



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Hi Chris. Thank you for your reply. But, brass I have always known that to become soft or crack?     Best wishes Kevin



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But tweezers! This is the longest I’ve ever thought about them….. now I just want to open some Christmas crackers!



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Hi Chris.  Thank you for your reply.  Are you going to have a Christmas Video featuring the extended Teasel Bay this year?   Best wishes Kevin 



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Now we are talking! :Happy:cheers:doublethumb
I haven’t thought about the Christmas video yet, but maybe I should! I’ll have to roll out the station lights and the tree soon.  Remembrance first though…



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Hi Chris. Thank you for your reply. Once again you are perfectly correct , we must not forget our glorious dead. And the Saint Johns Ambiance Brigade, Teasel Bay being on the coast, remember the RNLI  too.    Best wishes Kevin 



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Hi Kevin,

Springiness depends on the grade of brass used. Decent pair will outlive us all.

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Hi Nigel. Thank you for your reply. That begs the question? How does one tell the difference between the good and the bad, price alone don’t get one anywhere . And most stuff being made in China can leave one high and dry. Best wishes Kevin  



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Hi Kevin,
 
In that case go for surgical grade SS items. And only around £30-£40 for a pair of fine tweezers. Hope you have a big budget.

Most cheap SS tweezers, scalpels, forceps, dental pics, etc, come from Pakistan.

I'm using SS tweezers that are 35 years old. Still going strong. Not sure why you would want or even consider  brass.


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Hi Nigel.  Thank you for your reply. The budget would be dependent on my need because “you cannot take it with you “ . Thank you for your thought of my budget.   Best wishes Kevin



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I'm with Chris here - how long does one want to spend pondering the springiness of tweezers ?

Life's way to short for that Kevin - just pop down to the Pound Shop and buy some tweezers.  I doubt any members on here have brass tweezers simply because they're not magnetic - or I'd guess, for any other reason.  :roll:



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Hi Petermac. Thank you for your reply. You are correct, thank you.  Best wishes Kevin 



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Must admit I enjoy a good rummage in a car boot sale or flea market, keeping an eye out for among other things old tools or instraments etc as I find Older made Items 'wear' much better than new chinese made or even brittish made products , an old chisel can be re sharpened and hold an edge far better than most modern equivalents, old scrapers are far more robust and even old flat bladed scredrivers seem much harder to chew up. I've got an old yankee screwdriver that will shift screws that modern power tools just chew up and after modern equivalents fell to bits after little use I picked up a couple of nice old archimedes screw drills in different sizes for not much money that are still going strong.  AND its  recycling innit ?
When/ If you can, look for and buy old but good quality tools, you wont be dissapointed

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