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Listed here are tools used for all kinds of holding. Table top tools to hold glass. Glass racks. Tweezers to hold hot glass or to shape it. Pin vices to give a handle to short and/or hot tools and glass. Holders for marbles, globes and goblets.

Marble Ring Tweezers
 $28.00

Marble Ring Tweezers TN

We've taken 11" Heavy Duty Tweezers and attached Special stainless steel rings to them for holding marbles and similarly shaped items such as vessels. The small ⅝" size has a range of " to 1" and the large 1" size has a range of 1⅛" to 2". Secure positive holding and clearance for the flame to fire polish away the final punty mark.

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Greedy Grabbers
 
2 sizes, $14.95 and $16.95

Greedy Grabber TN
Greedy Grabber 2 TN
Greedy Grabber 3 TN
Short size pictured

Greedy Grabbers are similar to our larger Uncle Al Rod Grabbers in their holding action. Instead of large hemostats, Greedy Grabbers are made with locking tweezers. With a delicate, yet firm hold, the short 4" grabbers have an incredible range, from 1mm stringers to 7mm rods. The longer 6" size has the same size holding range, but with a little more holding power and a longer handle.

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Twisty Tweezers
 $8.95

Twisty Tweezers TN Twisty Tweezers 2 TN1
Twisty Tweezers 3 TN1
Twisty Tweezers 4 TN1

If you use tweezers to pull stringers and make twisties, the new Twisty Tweezers is a must have tool. We took 6" locking tweezers and reshaped the tip by modifying the grind and the angle of the points. The resulting tool reaches into the end of the molten glass with a minimal amount of distortion and a minimal amount of glass wasted with the grip. All this without the points sticking. The spring loaded tweezers with their intercepting points hold firm and allow you to rotate them for making twisties without releasing the glass. You can even leave the glass in the grip of the tweezers as an application tool.

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Italian Style Tweezers
 4 sizes, from $13.95 to $15.95

Italian Style Tweezers 4 TN

These fine lampworking tweezers are just like the ones you find in Italy at up to twice the price. With beautiful fit and finish, these tweezers are a true pleasure to work with.

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Italian Style Tweezers with Curved Edge
 $13.95

Italian Style Tweezers Curved Edge TN

This new style of 8" Italian Style Tweezers gives you two design features in one tool. Made in the Italian style with precision and sparkling smooth finish. They come to a point at the tip and have a curved profile, tapered along one side and leading to the point. The tweezers at the bottom are profile #1 and the upper one is pattern #2.

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Angled Tungsten Tweezers
 $40.00

Tungsten Tweezers Angled with Detail TN

Heavy Duty tweezers with 1/8" tungsten tips.

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Uncle Al Rod Grabber
 $30.00

Uncle Al Grabber TN

The Uncle Al Rod Grabber is very similar to the Italian Style Rod Holder, in the way that it grips glass rods, but is actually a modified hemostat.

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Rod and Tool Rest
 2 models, 1 set, from $7.00 to $12.00

Rod and Tool Rests SL TN
Rod and Tool Rest with Display-Small TNRod and Tool Rest with Display-Large TN

Place your hot glass rods and tools on the rest to prevent them from burning the work table, picking up debris or sticking to each other.

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Frit and Annealer Trays
 5 sets, from $9.95 to $22.95

Frit Tray - Lena TN
Frit and Annealer Trays 4 piece TN
Frit and Annealer Tray with Handle-Using TN

Frit and Annealer Trays to fit your specific needs. As frit trays, the low profile gives mandrel clearance on small diameter beads while still keeping the frit from spilling. For annealing, the four sided stainless steel trays hold marbles and such from rolling around and keeps multiple lampworker's loose items separate. A typical annealer can hold several trays across.

The Lena Frit Tray (pictured top left) has a no spill funnel at one end and has an area where there is no side on the tray to let the mandrel touch a single layer of small frit from the bottom of the tray. The Handled trays come as a tray with four sides and also as a scoop with the front side open.

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Frit and Powder Trough
 
2 quantities, $10.95 and $29.95

Frit Trough 1-5 x 4 TN

Frit and Powder Troughs greatly improve the efficiency in coating hot glass, such as beads, by keeping frit and powder in better contact with the item being coated. Many years ago Arrow Springs developed this Frit and Powder Trough, but in a much larger size. Now we are reintroducing it in a new smaller bead scale size. Width across the trough is 1", length is 4". The bottom of the trough rises over " above the table to give your fingers plenty of working clearance. Stainless steel.

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Baz Box Leaf and Foil Vacuum Table
  $89.95

Leaf Vacuum Table TN

No more chasing leaf and foil around the table. The Baz Box, conceived by Amnon Elbaz, is a very effective tool that securely holds any leaf or foil by a gentle vacuum through very tiny holes in a thick gage stainless steel top plate. Approximately 5" X 5", 3 speed fan, 9 Volt battery, included.

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Bead Firing Rack
  $45.00

Bead Firing Rack with Center Divider TN
Bead Firing Rack Base TN

Bead Firing Rack suspends beads by their holes in the kiln for fire on paints and lusters, enameling and ceramic glazes. A floating center support to prevent the mandrels from bending under the weight of heavy beads when fired at fired at high temperature is included. Includes 8 assorted diameter mandrels. 7" x 7", all stainless steel. Other sizes available by request.

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Brad Pearson Mandrel Support
  $35.00

Brad Pearson Mandrel Support TN

The Brad Pearson Mandrel Support is a fully adjustable mandrel support. It quickly and easily adjusts in height and angle to match the flame of all popular beadmaking torches.

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Flower & Stem Tweezers
  $8.95

Flower and Stem Tweezers TN

Flower and Stem Tweezers - Detail TN

Flower & Stem Tweezers are ideal for making flowers and stems by manipulating the glass on the bead surface.

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Blunt End Tweezers
 4 sizes, Standard and Heavy Duty, w/ and w/out serration, sets, from $3.50 TO $22.00

Tweezers - 3 Piece TN

Blunt End Tweezers are used for shaping, pinching and holding glass.

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6" Sharp Pointed Tweezers
 $3.00

Tweezers 6 Pointed Straight TN

Straight tipped. Used for very fine detail work.

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7" Soft Pointed Tweezers
 $3.50

Tweezers 7 Inch Set TN

Our most popular pointed tweezers. The stainless steel that they are made from is thicker, giving you a more working time before they get too hot.

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TweezeRake
 4 choices, $20.00 each

Tweezers with Tungsten Rake TN

Four different tweezers to choose from, each with a 1/8" tungsten rake attached to the handle end.

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4 Piece Small Tweezers Set
 $7.50

Tweezers Small 4 Piece TN

Four different small tweezers used for a variety of lampworking glass manipulation and holding as well as for jewelry work and beading.

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5 Piece Small Tweezers Set
 $8.50

Blank 100 X 100

Five different small tweezers used for a variety of lampworking glass manipulation and holding as well as for jewelry work and beading.

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6 Piece Tweezers Set
 $14.50

6 Piece Tweezers TN

Six different tweezers ranging in size from 5" to 7".

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Smircich Tail Stock Holder
 $8.50

Smircich Tail Stock Holder TN

Smircich Tail Stock Holder Detail TN

Used to give support and steady the tip of the mandrel.

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Small Economy Pin Vise
 $4.00

Economy Pin Vise TN

Economy Pin Vise Detail TN

4" pin vise with reversible collets.

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Mandrel Pin Vise
 $25.95

Mandrel Pin Vise TN

Mandrel Pin Vise Detail TN

Holds mandrels, tungsten rods and wires up to 1/8" (3mm) in diameter.

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Large Pin Vise
 $13.95

Large Pin Vise TN

Large Pin Vise Detail TN

A three jawed chuck, similar to that on a drill, mounted to a contoured wood handle, holds up to 5/16" (7 mm) diameter.

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Tungsten Pin Vise
 3 sizes, $5.00 each

Tungsten Pin Vise TN

Tungsten Pin Vise Detail TN

A small pin vise with a wooden handle. Ideal for use with Tungsten Rods or Replacement Tungsten Bent Rake.

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12" Holding Tweezers
 $12.00

Holding Tweezers TN

These tweezers are great for grasping glass components and sculpture while flame annealing and for placing them into the annealer.

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Hot Fingers
 3 styles, 4 sizes, from $49.95 to $64.95

Hot Fingers - Set of 3 No Flare TNHot Fingers - Medium with Flare TN
Hot Fingers - Large - 6 Fingers TN

For holding hot goblets, marbles, buttons or irregular shaped objects while working them in the flame.

Top row, from left to right: Small, Medium and Large Hot Fingers Without Flare; Medium Hot Fingers With Flare. All with 4 fingers.

Center row, Large Hot Fingers, Without Flare, 6 fingers.

Bottom row, from left to right: Extra Large Hot Fingers; detail closed. 6 fingers.

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Hot Fingers - Extra Large TNHot Fingers Closed Detail - Extra Large TN


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Hemostats
 5 sizes, from $3.50 to $8.50

Hemostats 3 1-2 TN

A variety of hemostats sizes for many applications.
3" size pictured.

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Hemostats with Power Grip Handles
 3 sizes, 2 handles, from $28.00 to $45.00

Hemostats Power Grip TN

Unlike traditional Hemostats with handles for only a thumb and one finger, we've modified very long hemostats to have the full size handles found on utility scissors to give you the comfort, power and control to manipulate hot, large and heavy things from a distance. Use examples include: placing or moving around items in an annealer; holding small items near a large flame; lifting hot crucibles by their lip.

Available in three lengths. 10", 16" and 22" (25cm, 40cm and 57cm), each with two sizes of handles to choose from. The smaller handle size is intended to use Barehanded, though it will accommodate a light weight glove as well as a wide range of hand sizes. The larger Glovehanded size is designed to fit a wide range of hand sizes while wearing a glove size typically found around a lampworking bench. The larger Glovehanded size also works barehanded, but will feel a little loose in the hand. Non self-locking.

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Loop Hemostats
 2 sizes, $9.00 and $10.00

Loop Hemostats TN

Hemostats with loops on their grabbing end.

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Murrini Hemostats
 $25.00

Murrini Hemostat TN02

Murrini Hemostst Detail TN

Used to pick up hot or cold glass rods or murrini sections and add them to others.

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Borosilicate Punty Handles
 $6.00 per pair

Punty Handles TN

Borosilicate glass punty handles for holding marbles, buttons, sculptural work or for pulling down murrini.

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Glass Rod Racks
 2 styles, 4 sizes, from $50.00 to $70.00

Glass Rod Racks TN1

Glass rod racks hold glass rods, stringers, strips and even tools.

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