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Ryan Dalton
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I've seen some pictures of different people playing wargames here on the geek, and particularly in the hex and counter ones I've noticed a lot of people using tweezers to move stacks of counters, while still keeping the stacks neat and nice looking.

I want to pick myself up some of these babies.

Is there a specific size, or brand of tweezers out there that works best for wargaming? Is there some kind of oversized-industry-standard pair out there, I could go and pick up at the local Wal-mart? Many thanks in advance
 
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I just went to a local model/hobby store and picked up the biggest pair I could find. Craft stores may have them too. I don't think there are "brands" per se that are necessary to look for. The only "branded" tweezers are the L2 suction cup pens that they sell.
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Decision Games sells nice ones (I own three or four).
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I got mine at Harbor Freight, they work well. I also got one of those suction cup things off of ebay and it is pretty cool too.
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Daltonovich wrote:
Is there a specific size, or brand of tweezers out there that works best for wargaming? Is there some kind of oversized-industry-standard pair out there, I could go and pick up at the local Wal-mart? Many thanks in advance


Squadron makes all kinds of hobby tweezers. Take your pick.

http://www.a2zhobbies.com/Squadron/Tweezers/



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I used to be fully attuned to a pair of 8" straight surgical tweezers but have moved to an angled 6" pair. I do take the ends bend them out then bend in the tips to be able to compensate for counters that are not the same size.
 
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I used conventional tweezers for a long time.....now I use suction tweezers that I picked up form L2 Design. Here is a link http://www.hotzmats.com/index.html
 
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I just bought a couple pairs of tweezers on ebay from user mikegh66. Great for wargaming!
 
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JohnnyD wrote:
I used conventional tweezers for a long time.....now I use suction tweezers that I picked up form L2 Design. Here is a link http://www.hotzmats.com/index.html


I didn't see any tweezers on that website. I bought mine off amazon.com

look for forceps
 
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Thanks everyone!
 
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peacmyer wrote:
Decision Games sells nice ones (I own three or four).


Yes, Decision games through their affiliate, Desert Fox.

Here is the link. http://www.decisiongames.com/html/game_supplies.html


These are actual surgical tweezers, (get the curved ones). They are the best I have ever seen or used.

I own a couple pair.

As an aside, I had a pair in my car next to the seat where the cup-holders are, from the previous night’s gaming. A friend of mine who is a nurse was sitting next to me and noticed them and said “Jason, what on God’s earth are you doing with these?”

-Jason
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