Splinters are an inevitable byproduct of woodworking as well as home improvement and other metal-working tasks. One way or another, we have to dig them out. Add to that list the occasional need to extract ticks, thorns and even ingrown whiskers, and tweezers sure seem like a necessity for life’s minor bathroom surgeries. PockeTweez offers a more rugged solution to inexpensive and oftentimes flimsy drug store tweezers. They’re made of 416 surgical stainless steel to prevent corrosion, then hardened and sharpened for precise use. You can sterilize them with a flame, boiling water or rubbing alcohol. The folding design (2-1/2 in. when closed) provides more room for holding the tool in your palm so you can apply pressure with your fingertips. PockeTweez snaps open, similar to a pocketknife. When closed, the handle protects the sharp tips so you can carry it safely in a pocket or on a key ring.
The manufacturer warrants PockeTweez with a lifetime guarantee, and it’s made in America. If it ever dulls, you can mail it back for free sharpening. PockeTweez sells for $24.99 — which is higher than you typically pay for other alternatives — but its durability should make it a good value over a lifetime of shop and home use.