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ErgonomicsMany factors affect the ergonomics of a hand tool, which ultimately determines how long an operator will be able to perform a particular task. Each of these factors needs to be considered when choosing a tool for a specific operator and application.
HANDLE STYLESERGONOMIC HANDLES Swanstrom Tools introduced the first true ergonomic handle design to the electronics and defense industries in 1987 with the launch of the Super Tools line. The ergonomic design disperses pressure across the palm of the hand to minimize strain that can result in CTD disorders. The hand also does not fatigue as quickly, allowing operators to work comfortably and most productively. TRADITIONAL HANDLES are for working in restricted areas and/or customer preference.
SERVICEProper service of existing tools minimizes the forces necessary on any hand. Swanstrom services all brands and styles of cutters, pliers, and tweezers.
CUTTER EDGESChoosing the proper cutting edge type is extremely important. When cutting harder wires, a standard bevel may be required. When cutting softer materials, a flush or super flush cutter should function with less effort, minimizing wire pinch, spike and potential shock damage to the leads or components.
ANTI-GLAREThe anti-glare finish prevents visual fatigue. Swanstrom Tools Super Tools™ are furnished with a beautiful corrosion-resistant black ergonomic finish.
CUSTOMIZATIONCustom designed tools are necessary in many applications. Swanstrom designs and manufactures tools to your specifications. Contact our sales team to discuss your general or unique needs.
COMFORTTo the operator, the size, weight and handle opening should feel comfortable. In general, smaller people prefer smaller tools. Swanstrom Tools offers the broadest selection of handle forms in the industry.
SOFT TOUCH™Soft Touch™ static dissipative foam handles distribute pressure smoothly to the hand and dissipate static electricity slowly to protect components. And Soft Touch™ double action stainless leaf springs minimize required hand force.
HEADSTool head and tip shape choices permit a wide range of hand and arm positions with maximum visibility at the point of cut. The Swanstrom Tools oval designs are the strongest. Taper slims are most versatile but weakest at the tips. Angle end cutters and curved noses should be evaluated before the need to incur the additional cost of special handles.
SAFETY WARNING: Static dissipative foam handles do not protect from electrical shock. Do not use on live electrical circuits. Cut wires or broken tips may fly causing eye injury.