Introduction: Think Outside the Tweezers
While restoring a VOM recently I had to remove, and install a couple of 6-32 nuts repeatedly while testing the device out. I keep all of the small parts together while I am working in a little container so in order to get the nuts I needed I'd use a pair of tweezers to grab them. I found that if I put the tweezers tips inside the hole of a nut I could grab it pretty good, position it on the stud, and start the threads easily too.
I hope someone else will find this trick handy someday.
10 years ago on Introduction
Great idea Phil. This may work on threading allen bolts through "impossibly" positioned holes as well.
Reply 10 years ago on Introduction
A good Allen wrench should hold onto Allen hardware fairly well. But your idea is thinking outside the tweezers too!