Sick of trying to manipulate those little jumpers on PC boards? Try using a hemostat. My favorites are the slightly-curved kind which are so easy to slip into the tight spaces in most computers and project cases. They also lock when you close them, so once you’ve got that jumper snagged, you can let go and use your hand to move the ‘stats as necessary to extract them.
I have a handful of sets that my father gave me. The small, curved ones live in my computer tool kit while the rest are in a toolbox drawer out in the shop.
They’re pretty easy to come by as well. You can find them at many large flea markets — that’s where my dad picked his up — or you can find them from all sorts of vendors online where they start at around $3 each. (You can find them for much less, but you’ll have to do some brick-and-mortar digging.)
(Thanks to oskay for this great CC-licensed photo.)
Hemostats [Google Products]