The Value-Tec small hand tools are a selection of practical and cost-effective small hand tools for microscopy, sample preparation repair, laboratory and R&D applications. These are the type of small hand tools which are not readily available in a standard hardware store, but are useful for many sample preparation applications, maintenance and repairs in a microscopy lab. The ValueTec range of small hand tools include soft grip pliers, air dusters, carbide tipped scriber, SEM marker pen, cleaning basket, grippers, pin vises and emery stones.The Value-Tec range of small hand tools include:
- soft grip brass lined pliers
- soft grip nylon lined pliers
- air duster with small tip
- air duster with long tip
- 4 -prong gripper
- Double loop pick-up tool
- SEM marker pen
- cleaning basket
- pin vise with sliding collet; Ø0.1 to 1.2mm
- pin vise with dual collet; Ø0.1 to 2.2mm
- pin vise with two dual sided collets; Ø0.1 to 3.2mm
- screwdriver set with round base
- screwdriver kit with revolving base
- crucible tongs
- cryo-box gripper tool
52-002020 Value-Tec P25B flat nose pliers with brass lined jaws
These Value-Tec P25B flat nose pliers comprise strips of soft brass riveted on the inside of the jaws. The softer, smooth brass jaws won’t leave marks on steel parts or threads. Helpful for assembly, cleaning and re-working delicate parts. The Value-Tec flat nose pliers body is made from tool steel, the handles are coated with soft green PVC for better grip. Jaws are 5-8mm wide and total length of the pliers is 134mm.
|Value-Tec P25B flat nose pliers with brass lined jaws|
52-002022 Value-Tec P20N flat nose pliers with nylon lined jaws
The Value-Tec P20N flat nose pliers include nylon lined jaws. The soft and smooth nylon jaws are compatible with softer materials yet provide friction for holding parts. Useful with assembly, cleaning and re-working of delicate parts or parts made from softer material (brass or aluminium) and especially for holding threaded parts. The Value-Tec P20N flat nose pliers are made from tool steel, the handles are coated with soft blue PVC to provide a better grip. Jaws are 9mm wide and total length of the pliers is 138mm.
|Value-Tec P20N flat nose pliers with nylon lined jaws|
52-001954 Value-Tec G4P 4-prong pick-up tool, 116mm
The Value-Tec G4P 4 prong pick-up tool provides a practical way to pick up and securely hold irregular shaped small parts and samples with a diameter ranging from approximately 2 to 16mm. This tool includes 4 springloaded prongs made from spring steel wire. The body is made from nickel plated brass. The maximum opening diameter of the 4 prongs is 20mm. Total length of this practical Value-Tec pick-up tool is 116mm.
|Value-Tec G4P 4-prong pick-up tool, 116mm|
52-001952 Value-Tec G2L double loop pick-up tool, 116mm
The value-Tec G2L double loop pick-up tool is intended to pick-up and hold ball shaped small objects up to 14mm diameter. The double loop is sprinloaded and made from spring steel wire. The body is made from nickel plated brass. Total length of the Value-Tec G2L double loop pick-up tool is 116mm.
|Value-Tec G2L double loop pick-up tool, 116mm|
52-003003 Value-Tec DB2 fine tip air blower/hand duster with non-return valve, 120 x Ø60 mm
The Value-Tec DB2 fine tip air blower / hand duster comprises a soft touch round rubber squeeze bulb, a fine tip and an internal non-return valve. This ensures that dust is blown away and not sucked back in the bulb. The manually operated air blower is and economical and ecological alternative for pressurised duster cans. The air stream is more gentle and can be regulated by squeezing the bulb. Ideal to remove dust from samples, sample holders, parts, optics, keyboard etc. The fine brass tip ensures optimum positioning and can be inserted in small gaps to deliver the air where needed. Overall length is 120mm with a bulb diameter of 60mm, brass nozzle tip is Ø3.1 x 7.5mm.
|Value-Tec DB2 fine tip air blower/hand duster with non-return valve, 120 x Ø60 mm|
52-003005 Value-Tec DB3 long tip air blower / hand duster, 145 x Ø40 mm
The Value-Tec DB3 long tip air blower is made with an oval shaped rubber squeeze bulb, a 40mm long plastic tube tip and an internal non-return valve. The non-return valve ensures that th edust is blwon away from the tip and not sucked back into the bulb. The oval shaped bulb is smaller in diameter and more suitable for persons with small hands. Ecological and cost-effective alternative to cans with compressed gas. Ideaal for removing fine dust from optics, samples, parts, sample holders, apertures, filaments, screens, keyboards, etc. Delivers the air over a broader area than the fine tip air blower.Bulb dimensions are Ø40mm x 95mm, nozzle tip is Ø7.3 x 40 mm. Overall length is 145mm.
|Value-Tec DB3 long tip air blower / hand duster, 145 x Ø40 mm|
52-003007 Value-Tec CB2 stainless steel cleaning basket, 55mm
The Value-Tec CB2 cleaning basket includes a spring loaded handle and a 55mm internal diameter basket made from 25 stainless steel wire mesh. Useful for cleaning small parts, sample holders in cleaning solutions weak acids, solvents to rinse of hold in ultrasonic cleaners without losing them. Completely made from corrosion resistant antimagnetic stainless steel.
|Value-Tec CB2 stainless steel cleaning basket, 55mm|
52-003051 Value-Tec PV3 sliding collet pin vise, Ø0.1 to 1.2mm
The Value-Tec PV3 sliding collet pin vise has been designed for quick change of needles probes or fine arbors. Made from nickel coated tool steel sliding collet and nickel plated brass body. Vertical grooves for improved grip. Total length is 110mm with a 7.5mm body diameter. Capacity is Ø0.1 to 1.2mm.
|Value-Tec PV3 sliding collet pin vise, Ø0.1 to 1.2mm|
52-003052 Value-Tec PV2 dual collet brass pin vise, Ø0.1 to 2.2mm
The Value-Tec PV2 dual collet brass pin vise is a french style pin vise with grooved brass body for superior grip. Includes two tool steel collets with square brass collet chuck. The square chuck prevent the pin vise from roling away when not in use. Total length is 91mm with a 7.8mm body diameter. Collet chuck is 10mm square. Capacity is Ø0.1 to 2.2mm between the two collets.
|Value-Tec PV2 dual collet brass pin vise, Ø0.1 to 2.2mm|
52-003054 Value-Tec PV4 swivel head wide range pin vise, two dual sided collets, Ø0.1 to 3.2mm
The Value-Tec PV4 wide range pin vise with two reversible collets enables the use of small drills, probes, needles, files, reamers and holding thin arbors. This pin vise is made from nickel plated brass with tool steel collets. The large hexagonal swivel head allows the pin vise to stand up and act as a third hand. The swivel head can be easily removed for fine probing work since it is held by a springloaded retaining ring. Second dual sided collet is stored in the body. Total length is 85mm with a 9mm body diameter. Fine knurled surfaces for excellent grip.
Capacity is Ø0.1 to 3.2mm between the 2 dual sided collets.
|Value-Tec PV4 swivel head wide range pin vise, two dual sided collets, Ø0.1 to 3.2mm|
52-003099 Super fine SEM marker pen, black
Excellent SEM marker pen with ultra-fine 0.4mm tip to write on glass, aluminium, plastic, epoxy, silicon, brass, paint, etc. Although not fully conductive, the lines can be readily and easily read with imaged in the SEM. Provides a practical methode to number samples, sample stubs or mark an area of interest to be found quickly under the microscope. Writings are water resistant, but can be easily removed with isopropanol. Excellent alternative to a scriber and for temporary markings.
|Super fine SEM marker pen, black|
52-003029 Value-Tec SR9 screwdriver set with heavy revolving base, 0.5-2.5mm blades
The Value-Tec SR9 screwdriver set includes a heavy revolving base to easily reach the small screwdriver you need. Screwdriver sizes included are 2.5, 2, 1.6, 1.4, 1.2, 1.0, 0.8, 0.6 and 0.5mm. Each screw driver handle is conveniently color coded, screwdriver blades can be reoved and resharpened. The heavy base includes the revolving blank anodized aluminium screwdriver holder with numbered positions. Screwdrivers are presented upright and at an angle. Intended for adjustment of and assembly with small slotted screws on microscopes, instruments and mechanisms.
|Value-Tec SR9 screwdriver set with heavy revolving base, 0.5-2.5mm blades|
52-003019 Value-Tec S9 screwdriver set with round aluminium base, 0.5 – 2.5mm blades
The Value-Tec S9 screwdriver set includes fine screwdrivers with blades from 0.5mm to 2.5mm with a round aluminium blank anodised stand. The positions on the stand are indicated with numbers and holds the screwdrivers at an angle. Each screwdriver head is conveniently colour coded. Screwdriver blades can be removed and resharpened. Includes sizes 2.5, 2, 1.6, 1.4, 1.2, 1.0, 0.8, 0.6 and 0.5mm. Suitable for adjustment of small slotted screws on microscopes, instruments and mechanisms.
|Value-Tec S9 screwdriver set with round aluminium base, 0.5 – 2.5mm blades|
52-003100 Value-Tec stainless steel crucible tongs, 258mm
Stainless steel crucible tongs with serrated tips and an overall length of 258mm. Suitable for handling hot embeddings, small crucibles, beakers etc. Also useful for holding polished metallographic samples for etching or lifting parts from cleaning solutions. Stainless tongs are preferred above nickel plated tongs due to lower heat transfer and better corrosion resistance. Maximum holding size is approximately 100mm diameter.
|Value-Tec stainless steel crucible tongs, 258mm|
52-001961 EM-Tec CGT1 gripper tool for cryo grid box with pin type lid, aluminium
The EM-Tec CGT1 gripper tool design includes spring-loaded vice grips to keep a secure hold on the pin type lid. The hexagonal shape of the barrel provides a firm grip for unscrewing the lid of the cryo grid box. A useful and practical tool for handling the cryo grid boxes under LN2. Made from cryo compatible aluminium.
- Spring-loaded vice grips
- Use with EM-Tec CGB-7 pin type cryo grid box
- Hexagonal barrel for firm grip
- Cryo compatible aluminium construction
|EM-Tec CGT1 gripper tool for cryo grid box with pin type lid, aluminium|