The soldering tweezers shown here are all heavy duty. Many tweezers from other Shor web pages can also be used for soldering (for example, the black oxidized AA tweezers are excellent for this purpose). In addition, for platinum soldering, you will want to use titanium tweezers.
Tweezer MetalsThe chart below shows general property relationships among the various metals used in the manufacturing of tweezers. In addition, note that the points of the harder metals will wear longer and are less subject to bending. The softer metals will not scratch delicate parts and usually have additional desirable properties such as being non-magnetic, etc. Titanium has a very high melting temperature and is commonly used when soldering platinum.
|Tweezer Metal||Hardness||Non-Magnetic||Corrosion or Acid Resistance|
|Carbon Steel||Stainless Steel||Non-Magnetic Stainless (Anti-Mag)||Brass|
Inside Holding Ring Soldering Tweezers
Holds ring from inside shank for easy soldering
Outside Holding Ring Soldering TweezerLearn More
Stainless steel slide locking tweezer securely holds the setting and shank in position for easy soldering of solitaires. One tip is curved to hold shank, the other flat & serrated to grip setting.
Made specifically for the difficult task of holding half or quarter shanks in place while soldering with no fumbling or misalignment. Invented by a bench jeweler. Made of stainless steel with a steel base, this tool is good for other applications where a gentle but firm hold is necessary. Top arm of the tweezer swings out of the way when not used to hold half or quarter shanks.Learn More