Free Shipping Free Shipping on bulk products! View Details

  Home > Physics & Physical Science > Electrostatics >

Electrostatic Discharge Tongs, Adjustable

Our Price: $8.95

Quantity in Stock:11
Availability:: Usually Ships in 2 to 3 Business Days
Product Code: SS15478

Consist of two 1/2 inch metal spheres mounted on 2 adjustable wide arching rods that terminate at a central pivot.  This discharger is quickly and easily adjusted to a maximum distance of 11 inches and is fitted with a plastic insulating handle.

Average Rating: 3.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Concept is Good April 21, 2015
Reviewer: William Fox from Milford, OH United States  
This was my second purchase of this product.  The concept is good, but the materials and workmanship could be better.  In the case of my first purchase, one of the arms broke off when I tried to adjust it.

It was discovered that the pivots were made out of cheap pot metal & the resulting welds to the arms are not very robust.  I tried to repair with steel epoxy glue, but to no avail.

Instead, I would drill and tap the pivots and thread the arms so that they could be screwed in.

The plastic handle was made out of poor quality plastic.  I would drill and tap both ends of the plastic handle.  On the pivot end, I'd add a short length of all thread in order to screw the handle into the pivot.  I'd put a disc of plastic on this end to act as an insulation barrier from the conductor and the operator's hand.  On the opposite end, I'd insert a small eye screw to facilitate hanging up the discharger when not in use.

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Do the job March 20, 2014
Reviewer: William from Bridgwater, ME United States  
They do the job needed.  Not a lot left to be said. Be aware that only one side of tongs is adjustable that is all you need.

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Good design, not the best construction January 27, 2014
Reviewer: Paul Thompson from DURHAM, NC United States  
These tongs are just the thing for discharging leyden jars or grounding charged capacitors. They're not the best made items, however. The handle is made of some waxy-feeling plastic that is not fully threaded onto the adjustable tongs. Adequate but not outstanding.

Was this review helpful to you?

Email Exculsives Get special offers & more sent right to
your inbox. read our privacy policy.
Stay Connected Stay up to date with the latest news,
promotions, events and more!