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Splinter Removal Kit

Spend anytime in your shop and you’re bound to get splinters. A good pair of gloves can reduce the likelihood, but splinters are still an inevitability. If you pick at the splinter with some crappy tweezers and a sewing needle, you’re probably going to do more damage than the splinter would have done if you’d just left it alone. Why not buy the right tools for the job?  For $20 you can add a splinter removal kit to your first aid kit.

The splinter removal kit comes with a liberator and forceps — a fancy word for tweezer. The liberator, a triangular steel probe with a sturdy handle, exposes the splinter by lifting the skin. After you’ve exposed the splinter, you use the tiny-tipped forceps to grab the splinter and remove it.

When you’re through using the kit, the liberator probe tip unscrews and stores in the handle so it doesn’t get damaged. Then you can store both the liberator and forceps in the included plastic case.

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3 Responses to Splinter Removal Kit

  1. Andy says:

    Hmm…for the last couple of years, I’ve been using Tweezerman’s ingrown hair/splinter tweezers, which have very sharp extra-long pointy tips designed for grabbing stuff under the skin (y’know, like splinters and ingrown hairs). They kinda combine the “liberator” and twee…ahem, forceps in one.

    http://tweezerman.com/index.cfm?page=productdetail&prod=122

    –Andy

  2. The SplinterTweeze looks like a good alternative at half the price. I wonder how well the Splinter Removal Kit forceps work on ingrown hairs?

    I think the SplinterTweeze needs some sort of case otherwise they look like they could be quite easily bent.

    I was going to buy the splinter removal kit too, but you had to confuse me by giving me more options.

  3. Nick says:

    I’ve always been a fan of RadioShack’s magnifer and tweezer.
    http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103699&cp=&sr=1&origkw=tweezer&kw=tweezer&parentPage=search

    Also a strong rare earth magnet can help pull metal slivers.

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