Crucible tongs

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Two stainless steel crucibles, 200 and 400 mm in length

Crucible tongs are scissor-like tools, with two pincers instead of having two blades, which allow the users to grasp a hot crucible or various flasks.

General

Crucible tongs are generally made of stainless steel, or some other steel alloy for special types. They have scissors-like shape, with the "blades" having straight, curved or concave shaped pincers, each designed to hold different shaped flasks. Stainless steel crucible tongs can tolerate temperatures up to 500 °C, which is the average value for the softening point of stainless steel.

Availability

Crucible tongs can be bought from lab suppliers or online.

References

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