I had a couple of bad splinters this year, so bad that my Uncle Bill’s Sliver Grippers were complete ineffective. My wife has pointy (but too delicate) tweezers that do a good job when some excavation is required (which of course isn’t recommended), but I’ve successfully used Tweezerman tweezers for most splinter-removal tasks.
I spent $16 on one back in June 2017, and at the time the red-colored tweezers were the best price. Now, there are more colors available from Amazon and fulfilled-by-Amazon vendors. The blue-colored tweezers are currently available for under $13.
I used to have cheap Revlon tweezers, which were purchased for a couple of dollars at the drugstore, and they were practically useless.
The slanted tips on these Tweezerman tweezers are smooth, but a little textured (due to grinding?), making them grippy.
Although they’re designed for plucking facial hair, they worked well at grabbing and pulling out thin and thick splinters, without crushing them, and without breaking off fragments. That has at least been my experience.
Sorry, I can’t talk about this much more. Thinking about my last few splinters gives me the heebie jeebies. Most were easily removed to the point of being forgettable, but there were two problematic ones. One was long, pointy, and driven in at an angle, and the other was shorter but thicker, and also deep and broken off beneath the surface.
These tweezers are almost perfect. I say *almost* because they do require some care and attention to use, and aren’t automatic splinter magnets. But, I suppose they’re the best tweezers I have ever used for splinter removal so far.
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What can you recommend for splinter removal?