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What are the best tweezers for splinter removal? 11339

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What are the best tweezers for splinter removal?
« on: March 14, 2014, 12:42:01 AM »
Once I got a hand full of splinters and my Sak classic tweezers couldn't remove most of them.

I want to start carrying tweezers that are really good at removing splinters and can be used for other tweezer related stuff, does anyone have any recommendations?
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Re: What are the best tweezers for splinter removal?
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2014, 01:06:22 AM »
« Last Edit: March 14, 2014, 01:10:37 AM by Hyatt181 »

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Re: What are the best tweezers for splinter removal?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2014, 01:14:58 AM »
I love these:

http://www.amazon.com/UNCLE-BILLS-SLIVER-GRIPPER-TWEEZER/dp/B001KMSUA4/ref=sr_1_38?ie=UTF8&qid=1394755534&sr=8-38&keywords=tweezers
I have several pairs and they work great.

The reviews on amazon look really bad though :(  Do you think it might be a quality control issue?
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Re: What are the best tweezers for splinter removal?
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2014, 01:22:04 AM »
I have never had any problem removing a splinter with the small sak tweezers or any of the sak tweezers. :D
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Re: What are the best tweezers for splinter removal?
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2014, 01:27:06 AM »
I have never had any problem removing a splinter with the small sak tweezers or any of the sak tweezers. :D

I had a lot of small thorns and splinters in the palms of my hands and the sak tweezers couldn't handle it, because the tips weren't sharp or precise enough.

So what ended up happening is they were in my hand permanently I thought, but then 2 months later in a really hot shower I got these small blisters on my hands and underneath them were the splinters and I was able to remove it with just my fingers, but I would rather not do that again as my hands were hurting for a long time and you never know about infections and what not.

How many splinters on average would you say that you've removed so far?
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Re: What are the best tweezers for splinter removal?
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2014, 01:39:15 AM »
I have never had any problem removing a splinter with the small sak tweezers or any of the sak tweezers. :D

I had a lot of small thorns and splinters in the palms of my hands and the sak tweezers couldn't handle it, because the tips weren't sharp or precise enough.

So what ended up happening is they were in my hand permanently I thought, but then 2 months later in a really hot shower I got these small blisters on my hands and underneath them were the splinters and I was able to remove it with just my fingers, but I would rather not do that again as my hands were hurting for a long time and you never know about infections and what not.

How many splinters on average would you say that you've removed so far?

Probably not as many as you by the sounds of it but somewhere around 15-20 over the years. On real small splinters or the ones hard to get to, I just used the point end instead of the flats.  Worked for me! :)
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Re: What are the best tweezers for splinter removal?
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2014, 01:44:57 AM »
I got mine from county comm. the ones from amazon appear to be identical. But maybe the county comm ones are different.

I've pulled several splinters that the Vic's couldn't. And they are unnoticeable on my keychain.
I've carried them for several years and lost one set where they came out if the holder. But other then that they have been great.
I ordered them from county comm a couple if months ago and they were the same as my old ones from them.


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Re: What are the best tweezers for splinter removal?
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2014, 01:48:47 AM »

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Re: What are the best tweezers for splinter removal?
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2014, 01:49:11 AM »
The Uncle Bill's Sliver Grippers are awesome. I have two pairs and they have never disappointed. They make Black Oxide ones as well.

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Re: What are the best tweezers for splinter removal?
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2014, 02:13:14 AM »
I always thought sak tweezers worked the best, they've always worked for me.. JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR
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Re: What are the best tweezers for splinter removal?
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2014, 02:54:51 AM »

I always thought sak tweezers worked the best, they've always worked for me.. JR
Same here. I always make sure I have some on me.


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Re: What are the best tweezers for splinter removal?
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2014, 03:12:14 AM »
I carry something called pockettweez.
http://www.pocketweez.com


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Re: What are the best tweezers for splinter removal?
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2014, 03:20:02 AM »

I always thought sak tweezers worked the best, they've always worked for me.. JR
Same here. I always make sure I have some on me.


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Likewise, one on the keychain, and also a Wenger one in the toothpick holder since the alox ones don't have one.. JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR
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Re: What are the best tweezers for splinter removal?
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2014, 04:45:50 AM »
I use the pliers on whatever MT I happen to be carrying. :D

The Style PS and Squirt PS4 are excellent for splinter removal! Skeletool pliers work well too, but they're not spring loaded.
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Re: What are the best tweezers for splinter removal?
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2014, 04:49:08 AM »
I have several pairs of the sliver grippers and like them.  Sometimes, though, the best tool for a deep and or very small splinter is not tweezers, but either a needle or pin, or a really sharp pocket knife blade.
Sr. Member Posts: 399
Re: What are the best tweezers for splinter removal?
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2014, 05:57:14 AM »
That pocket tweez is really pricey at $28.  I almost want to order one just to see if it's worth it, but unfortunately they are out.
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Re: What are the best tweezers for splinter removal?
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2014, 08:27:55 AM »
I know neither of these suggestions are as effective as dedicated tweezers, but I'm super chintzy with my pocket space, so it's SAK tweezers for me!


One pair of VICTORINOX tweezers reshaped (through the magic of bending) for better mechanical advantage, and one pair filed to a pointy tip.

I've had good luck with with both of these setups, even when I was removing multiple slivers a day. But, of course Your Mileage May Vary.
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Re: What are the best tweezers for splinter removal?
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2014, 03:17:05 AM »



The A G Russell knife catalog shows tweezers that look good for only $7 or so.  They are in a holder designed to fit on a key chain - these will be my next MacGyver carry gadget :tool: :D








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Sr. Member Posts: 399
Re: What are the best tweezers for splinter removal?
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2014, 03:52:49 AM »
I know neither of these suggestions are as effective as dedicated tweezers, but I'm super chintzy with my pocket space, so it's SAK tweezers for me!


One pair of VICTORINOX tweezers reshaped (through the magic of bending) for better mechanical advantage, and one pair filed to a pointy tip.

I've had good luck with with both of these setups, even when I was removing multiple slivers a day. But, of course Your Mileage May Vary.

Modding the tips seems like a really clever idea, I like it :)
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Re: What are the best tweezers for splinter removal?
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2014, 05:05:52 AM »
It sure beats what the other guys at work were doing -- digging everything out with exacto knives.
Sr. Member Posts: 435
Re: What are the best tweezers for splinter removal?
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2014, 05:17:49 AM »
Use the SAK pliers.

Man tweezers.
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Re: What are the best tweezers for splinter removal?
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2014, 05:20:32 AM »
Use the SAK pliers.

Man tweezers.

The SAK pliers work well for very fine work. I love how precise they are. Probably not great if you have to dig in to get a sliver out, but if your a man just grip it and rip it.  :D

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Newbie Posts: 14
Re: What are the best tweezers for splinter removal?
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2014, 03:38:57 AM »
I just ordered two of these Tweezerman Key Essentials Outdoor Rescue Kits last night.

http://www.tweezerman.com/store/product/key-essentials-outdoor-rescue-kit/



One will go in my EDC messenger bag and I'll probably give the other set to my wife for her purse.  Cheapest place I found to order them from was Walgreen's.
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Re: What are the best tweezers for splinter removal?
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2014, 05:37:12 AM »
Very cool tweezer set. Please let us know how it actually performs.  :tu:

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Re: What are the best tweezers for splinter removal?
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2014, 01:04:23 AM »
My order from Walgreens arrived today. These look great in person and I'm confident I made the right choice.  The long slender ones look perfect for splinter removal.

The cases seem great and the snaps are also magnetic.



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Re: What are the best tweezers for splinter removal?
« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2014, 08:23:14 AM »
Very nice.  :tu:

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Re: What are the best tweezers for splinter removal?
« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2014, 11:54:17 AM »
Uncle Bill's Sliver Grippers are the best IMO. I got a Black Oxide pair on my Keys. Not so black oxide anymore after wearing against keys tho...

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Re: What are the best tweezers for splinter removal?
« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2014, 03:44:45 PM »
The wife got one last night, needless to say grabbed the sak tweezers and had the splinter/sliver out on the second pull! JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR
Sr. Member Posts: 435
Re: What are the best tweezers for splinter removal?
« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2014, 10:47:50 PM »
So far I can say the SAK tweezers are far better than the Gerber ones (from the Dime).
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Re: What are the best tweezers for splinter removal?
« Reply #29 on: April 14, 2014, 06:07:32 AM »
My order from Walgreens arrived today. These look great in person and I'm confident I made the right choice.  The long slender ones look perfect for splinter removal.
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