Tongs are needed to remove soldered items from the pickle. Copper tongs are needed if your pickle soluition is sodium bicarbonate based (Sparex #2). Metal tongs of a metal other than copper will react with the pickle and contaminate the item being pickled.
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Copper Jewelry Tongs Recommendations
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|Copper Tongs, 8- 1/2 Curved||"They are COPPER TONGS. They are nice and long for deeper solutions, they grip well and are far better than the wood chopsticks I had been using. Might have to buy another pair. If I had to give one negative it would be that they are not spread very wide.... maybe 1/4 inch but this could be good or bad depending on your application." read more|
|Copper Tongs, Curved, 8-1/2 Inches||
"These tongs are wonderful. I'm using them quite a bit in heating copper pieces for use in quilts. I was interested to know just how far down the stem to the handle the copper tongs would heat up and whether or not I could hold them with my bare hands while using the propane torch to heat copper pieces. Answer: Bare hands are fine for me. The copper heating process is a quick one, albeit repetitive with water baths. The tongs remain cool in my hand. Great product/tool; reasonably priced." read more
|SE 9" Copper Tongs - 545TW||"The rivets are nice and heavy. The copper is heavy enough gauge for the job. No foreseeable problems with these." read more|
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