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Clipping Tool

Our Clipping Tool is loaded with c-clips and clips grids the same way as the Thermo Fisher version, and is compatible with the Thermo Fisher clipping station. The difference is that with our version, instead of ejecting the C-clip by pressing a long plastic handle like with the Thermo version, you press on our tool with a pair of tweezers. Our version has the advantage of a compact design so that when they are placed in LN2 in the clipping station to be cooled down, the entire body is deep enough inside the station that they are untouched by any frost from environmental moisture, even when left in the station at cryogenic temperature for long periods of time. This means you can pre-load as many of our tools with C-clips as you would like, cool them all down at the same time, and then clip all your grids at one time without with little consideration for ice contamination - no need to warm, re-load and re-cool clipping tools. 


Our recommended workflow is that after loading the Clipping Tools with c-clips, you place them into our Clipping Tool Rack, and then place the rack with Clipping Tools into the clipping station for cooling. When ready to clip, you can use any type of tweezer to grab the back end of the Clipping Tool - the square profile of the plunger/back end enables simple and comfortable grasping with tweezer tips. Small protuberances provide extra support to keep the Clipping Tool from twisting while you transfer it from the rack to the position to clip the grid. We recommend using our Reverse Action Autogrid Tweezers - the Clipping Tools remains very securely in position during the transfer. Place the Clipping Tool into position for clipping and release the tool; we recommend pressing down on the top of the Clipping Tool to eject the c-clip and clip the grid, i.e. not while grasping the sides of the plunger with the tweezers. This will help you ensure that you can keep the tweezers straight while pressing the plunger - you will find that the shorter body of our Clipping Tool enables you to keep the tool straighter than competitor clipping tools while clipping, which helps ensure that c-clip actually insert into the autogrid ring as intended.

Clipping Tool

SKU: 24021002
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