Interesting concept but I think the hose clamp makes it look
jerryrigged and unprofessional. I might try em anyway sometime.
It may be beneficial to some folks. I’ve done so many heads I’ve
learned to compensate for lack of visual access. I might liken it to
setting burs… in the beginning I would agonize over getting a level
seat, scrutinize and readjust, spend far too long doing it and
despite great effort the stone would be crooked as often as not.
These days I just do it without too much consideration, it becomes
’feel’. Same with the tweezers. Tip though… cut a small notch at
inside apex of the curved jaw, install your parts at 90 to what the
tool was designed for. Now you can see from both shoulder aspects
plus one full side. Also, if you put accurate flats on your mating
surfaces, the parts are more naturally aligned, as viewed from face
up, so a twisted orientation is eliminated. That is probably a
totally unclear description, sorry. Would take 10 seconds to show you
What would be a great improvement in H&S tweezers is to do away with
the slide spring thingy…inconsistent pressure adjustment and the
findings are prone to slippage when the metal heats up and changes
surface friction. Maybe even just a stop screw would do the trick.