Dan (from the blog Dan’s Data) sent us these cool companions to the hemostats we wrote about yesterday. He writes: “Alligator Forceps can reach through a small hole and grab something on the other side — wire, a nut, a blood vessel, whatever. They’re also useful for fishing foreigh objects out of ear holes.”
We’re definitely going to pick up a set of these to go with our hemostats. Tight clearances are a major problem in most any automotive work — and electronics work, too — so our ‘stats get a workout.
Besides eBay — where they’re a regular feature — these are available from our FindingKing.com, a store that focuses on jewelry-making gear (read: small tools). Froogle turns them up from these and other sources starting around $20.
Our recommendation: spend the cash. Tools like this can totally bail your ass out when you’ve managed to work a small nut into the corner of a virtually-inaccessible space.
Street Pricing [Froogle]