Crucible tongs

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Two stainless steel crucible tongs, 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.


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.


Crucible tongs can be bought from lab suppliers or online.


Various forceps can be used as crucible tongs.


Keep the crucible tongs away from haloacids and halogens, as well as strong acids.


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