MAKE:TNT Tools 'n' Tips

Alligator Forceps

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Yes it's the Alligator Forceps!! This is one of my most used tools. When you work the handles, just the tip opens up, making it the ideal tool for picking things up in small or tight spaces.

I currently own the 5.5 inch pair.
They come in 3.5, 5.5, 6, 8, 9.5, and 11 inch sizes.

I use these to reach into spaces, like in my model airplane, to place and retrieve parts, small spaces where screws get dropped, reaching into bundles of wires to grab a wire, for building a ship in a bottle, etc.

Simply an AWESOME tool--no maker or toolbox should be without one.

Cost varies, but at the site listed here, they range from 8.97 for the 3.5 pair to 22.97 for the 11 inch pair. You can find these at Just do a search while there for alligator forceps. You can also search through Google or your favorite search engine.