Take your tweezers from not functional to functional!
We have all done it! You just got done with a client and you’re rushing to the next when OOPS you drop a tweezer! No need to worry, there are ways to get your tweezers back in working order when bent, here’s how!
What I recommend doing is taking two tweezers and having them point away from you and using your thumbs toward the tips so that you can use a lot of force. You’re going to take one tweezer and kind of squeeze it on the tip so that you are able to straighten them out. You want to approach them from different angles and use the thicker part of the tweezer so that you can straighten out the really minor bends in the tweezer. If you see the tweezer is bent outwards you can straighten them by curving hand in the opposite direction to counter act that bend.
Now once your tweezers are fully straightened out, if you see that the tweezer has one side that is longer than the other (which can happen for many reasons) then it might be time to retire that tweezer.
Pro Tip: This scraping technique can also be used while you’re lashing to remove any adhesive build up!