Sliver Gripper Tweezers
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on July 30, 2013
I had a pair of the tweezers these are based on and lost them. These are a pale imitation. The originals have beveled edges so the tip comes to a precision point. These are stamped out and the tips don't even meet cleanly. Practically worthless.
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31 of 36 people found the following review helpful
on March 24, 2012
Based on the reviews, I was really excited to get these tweezers. They're horrible, though. They don't grip anything. I can't even pluck a hair out of my eyebrows with these. Would not recommend.
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28 of 33 people found the following review helpful
on August 1, 2013
At what point did Uncle Bill sell out? Destitution or perhaps death forced "him" to turns the reigns of operations over to El Mar Inc. Truly the saddest day for Uncle Bills legacy.
My original purchase of tweezers was in 1985. A crafted tool by prideful employees indeed. Enter my ex-wife ten years ago. "Dear, have you seen my tweezers," I asked. "Yes, I threw them away because when I was plucking my eyebrows THEY GRABBED MY SKIN so I threw them away!" Funny that THEY never did anything to me after 15+ years of constant use.
I proceeded to fabricated a functioning facsimile out of a broken inch-wide bandsaw blade basing my design on Uncle Bills. I retained the original tube container as a reminder of their unfortunate and undeserved demise.
Recently I purchased(I thought) four tweezers, two with keychain holder. I received four keychain-type. Not upset initially I thought it might be an error in my favor. WRONG!!!!!
Then I used, or tried to use them. They SUCK. I COULDN'T BE MORE DISPLEASED!! Being a machinist, I examined one tweezer after failing miserably when pulling a single hair after nine attempts and have concluded that El Mar Inc. has a different definition of "pinpoint precision" along with their complete ignorance ie. quality control.
Only after an hour with a diamond hone did I ACHIEVE their claim of pinpoint precision. Sooo sad and El Mar should be prosecuted for false advertising. They should also be ridiculed and ashamed for having taken what was a perfect product, in my opinion, and Uncle Bill's namesake and upon their acquisition of the company, threw them both into the realm of defecation. Which is, by the way, precisely what I think of this division of El Mar Incorporated's operation!!!!
Thanks for nothing and more poignantly, THANKS ALOT, ex-wife!!!!!!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on August 13, 2014
Short review : out of the package they are average tweezers, good for picking up small doodads like beads, no worse than a swiss-army tweezer. A few laps with 1000 grit sandpaper and you can turn these into some very nice precision tweezers worth of being called "The Tweezers with Pin-Point-Precision" as they are stamped. Apparently Uncle Bill's tweezers have been around for years, and he used to bevel the edges of the tips to needle points. At some point he must have sold the biz to a company who mass-produce these with stamped metal and they don't bevel the tips. That, dear reader, is left to you.
The keychain holder is what really makes these useful. You can put these into your EDC (every day carry) kit very easily. Like I said, a few laps with 1000 grit and you have great tweezers (5 star worthy). As they come, they are merely decent, but they have the potential to be great.
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17 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on January 7, 2009
I have had a pair of these tweezers for at least 20 years. I protect them with my life! I always have one designated location where I can find them. Coupled with a magnifying glass, a person can pick the smallest slivers. I am very happy to find a place where I am able to get more. Working as a carpenter and a logger. Burning wood for fuel. I have had my share of slivers. I think many people would love these tweezers. Could be a great gift item.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on April 13, 2011
I was putting together a first aid kit for overnight float trips. My goal was to have everything small as possible since space is very limited in a 12' kayak but it also has to be highly functional. These tweezers are definitely small enough to meet the first requirement and have a great locking feature on the clip so they won't become loose and cause further injury as you reaching around in the first aid bag. On the down side, they are they are lacking in the sharpness aspect. The pair that I received had a slight radius at the tip making it impossible to grab slivers imbedded in the skin. I guess I will have to sharpen these tweezers as another reviewer mention.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 11, 2009
These are the greatest tweezers in the world! I've used them for 20 or so years and even order them from overseas (I'm not in the US). GREAT for plucking and splinters!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 14, 2014
The first thing I did after opening the package was sand the point to make the point sharper. Then for five minutes I tried pulling arm hairs unsuccessfully. Hairs just slipped out of the grip. Having never had a good pair of tweezers I have nothing to compare to, but I was still disappointed.

Then I silhouetted the tweezers against a light and found when I squeezed hard the very tips of the tweezers separated. Squeezing kind of lightly, however, the tips maintained contact. So I tried pulling hairs with this lighter squeeze. 100% success. Who knew squeezing lighter would provide a much stronger grip? Better or worse than other products? I don't know. But at least I figured out how to make these function.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 30, 2010
I was given this as a gift many years ago and it still works perfectly; never lost alignment. And it's made in the U.S.A.! I bought these for gifts for my whole family this year. My daughter always said I'm the only one who can pull a sliver w/o hurting her and she lives far away now so I gave her the right tool to be able to do it herself!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I really enjoy these tweezers. Found them years ago under the "Uncle Bill's" brand, made in Connecticut.

These are so great we actually bought a bunch of these one year for handouts at trade shows, sticking our contact label on the plastic tube they came in. We got LOTS of great thanks and comments on them.

I am a woodworker and home "handyman" (just at home) and use these for lots more things than slivers. They are so "accurate" in maintaining their points in line, they never miss!

Now, the reason I gave this latest purchase these only 4 stars was the new(?) packaging. They came as pictured on a stainless "tab" to put on a key ring, and the slot keeps the tweezers closed. The PROBLEM that I had was getting the tweezers out of the tab ... took a LOT to "work" them out, patience, pliers, and more patience. I threw away the tab.

I longed for the old packaging where they came in a small plastic "test tube" with a screw top. Easy to get out, and the tube kept them easy to find in a toolbox, drawer, etc.

Will still be ordering these great tweezers, sometimes just as a small gift, but will look further to see if anyone still packages them in the tube.
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