When I used to get splinters in the wood shop, my dad would always pull out this set of high-grade tweezers he kept around. Unlike the standard flimsy ones you normally find at the grocery store, his were pretty stiff and sharp as hell. And they worked. Sure, it hurt a bit. But once the splinter was out the healing could begin. That’s why the standard pimp-my-product email from the PockeTweez people kinda stood out for me. I haven’t seen ’em in person, but they look pretty interesting.
The PockeTweez’ thick cast arms look fifty times as sturdy as my dad’s medical-grade tweezers, which should mean you’ll be able to put some real squeeze on whatever you got stuck in your hand. The release says they’re sharp enough to stab, which is why they integrated them into a swivel-deploy case, rendering them pocketable.
The release also claims that the company’s founders worked around the lumber and millwork industry in central Oregon where “precise-tipped fathead tweezers were crafted by employees from planer blade stock.” They say this portable version draws on that experience.
Like I said, I haven’t tried a set. But I’m tempted. At $25 (shipped), they’re not too horribly expensive, and having a set of really functional tweezers in the shop saves a lot of pain.
PockeTweez [Corporate Site]