Tools used to grip and lift objects instead of holding them directly with hands; available in a variety of shapes and with a range of prong counts for specialized applications including holding crucibles, beakers, or flasks.
Lab tongs are typically shaped to accommodate specific objects, with long handles to keep the user at a safe distance from an object that is heated or may be otherwise hazardous to hold.
- The arms of beaker tongs are shaped to help hold beakers of various diameters. To reduce slippage and to avoid heating the metal tongs, some beaker tong arms are plastic-coated. Typically used to hold beakers that have been heated, the ends of the jaws may also be wrapped or coated with an insulated material.
- Crucible tongs are typically made of metal and have two curved and concave pincers. The arms themselves may also be curved to accommodate the shape of crucibles, flasks, beakers, or other glassware items. Because crucibles are typically heated to very high temperatures, the tongs must also be able to tolerate high heat. In addition, some crucible tongs can be securely attached to the crucible with a locking device for added security. Crucible holders may have other shapes that are suited to specific applications (melting precious metals, for example).
- Julian tongs are made from a single piece of metal that is bent in half and has a sliding bracket to adjust the distance between the jaws.
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Fisherbrand Dish Tongs are made from ASTM™ standard stainless-steel.
Fisherbrand Deluxe Flask Tongs feature a secure, elevated hand grip. Made from ASTM™ standard stainless-steel.
Handle beakers from 100 to 1500mL
Fisherbrand Deluxe Beaker Tongs with Fiberglas™ - Covered Jaws safely and effectively handles beakers of volumes: 100-2000 mL.
Flasks can’t slip when gripped by these flask tongs. Fisherbrand™ Flask Tongs are made from ASTM™ standard stainless-steel.
Crucible tongs for flasks, test tubes, dry ice and other laboratory items.
Standard beaker tongs for use in chemistry or biology labs.
Designed to handle hot, cold, corrosive, or sticky materials without scratching or damaging container exteriors.
Fisherbrand™ Crucible Tongs are made from ASTM Standard (899-94) Series 400 Stainless Steel.
Fisherbrand Crucible Tongs with Platinum Shoes are used for very high-temperature work
Fisherbrand Jumbo Crucible Tongs are ergonomically designed for grasping and handling crucibles deep in furnace.
Fisherbrand Three-Prong Beaker Tongs are Justus-style tongs that have the capability to securely grip irregularly shaped containers and beakers up to 2000mL.
Fisherbrand General Purpose Crucible Tongs are made from ASTM™ standard stainless-steel tongs with nonbinding joints
Fisherbrand Economical Crucible Tongs are our most cost-effective solution to your laboratory needs. Made from ASTM™ standard stainless-steel and plated for corrosion resistance.
Well-balanced, strong, accurately aligned
Fisherbrand Julian-Style Crucible Tongs are used for crucibles in muffled furnace. Made from ASTM™ standard stainless-steel.
Laboratory type tongs are coated with brown TFE containing FEP allow quick release of the sample
These small, lightweight tongs are ideal for sampling small quantities of material ranging from food to pharmaceuticals