nabokovfan87 Posted October 15, 2022 Share Posted October 15, 2022 Hey Everyone, I'm sort of at an impasse because I desperately need a good pair of planting tweezers. The ones I have aren't the best quality or simply don't fit the use case. I have the standard "curved" (L-Shaped) tweezers that are very common but often cheaply made. The hold on them isn't great and when trying to grasp small plants they simply don't work well. I have had several times this week holding a plant in my fingers and trying to grasp the roots and that leads to the roots just passing right through the metal. I've tried to ensure the ends of the tweezers align, touch, and that they should work properly. I have also tried to squeeze hard and hold the teeth closed firmly which can result in the plant being literally crushed because of how much force that takes, especially for fine plants and very small clippings. It's like trying to use a meat cleaver instead of scalpel sometimes. The other ones I have are the fluval straight ones. Very nice, good quality, but they have giant red tips on the end and that means nothing holds well. It's not a flat contact and it's not the angled shape that makes things a bit easier to control with small plants. The shape / size of the tips as well tend to crush rather than hold. I've looked around online, I want to find something decent because when you're talking $30-50 for one pair of tweezers I would hope there isn't any issues. I can't test or use them because I'm stuck ordering online. What are your experiences and which ones do you find work well for this type of a use case? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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