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Kaiser Stainless Steel Print Tongs (Set of Two)

B&H # KAPTSS2Q MFR # 204067
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The Kaiser Stainless Steel Print Tongs, are insensitive to photochemicals.

These tongs have a spiral spring and catch for hanging on the side of a tray. 

The tips have protective caps especially designed for working with plastic coated papers.

Length 6", (150mm) 2 peices

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KaiserStainless Steel Print Tongs (Set of Two
 
4.4

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easily cleaned (6)
  • Compact (5)
  • Consistent reactions (3)
  • Durable (3)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Printing (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Worth the extra cash

    I've been working in the darkroom of the university I go to, and we use the bamboo tongs. Simply said there terrible and do not last long, these are consistent and are much...Read complete review

    I've been working in the darkroom of the university I go to, and we use the bamboo tongs. Simply said there terrible and do not last long, these are consistent and are much better then anything else I have worked with.

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    BEWARE- NOT STAINLESS!!

    They work well, and are wonderful, except for the fact that the springs RUST and do not maintain their "strength" or tension in holding prints- they weaken considerably over time....Read complete review

    They work well, and are wonderful, except for the fact that the springs RUST and do not maintain their "strength" or tension in holding prints- they weaken considerably over time. Yes, they are wonderful at first....but the truth is they RUST and break down!

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    5.0

    Much better then bamboo tongs!

    By Andrew R

    from Durban, South Africa

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Consistent Reactions
    • Easily Cleaned

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Enlarging
      • Photography
      • Printing

      Comments about Kaiser Stainless Steel Print Tongs (Set of Two:

      After three years of using old bamboo tongs with rubber tips that eventually came off, I recently purchased a set of these Kaiser print tongs. I've just used them for a session in the darkroom and they're a revelation! Soft high-grade plastic (PTFE?) tips that grip the paper firmly but gently, angled to make it easy to grip the paper while holding the tongs over the side of a tray. A lip that prevents them from falling into the tray. Spring loaded action (press to open, release to close under spring pressure) that holds the paper just right. No more dropping paper when transferring from one tray to another because I'm not holding the tongs shut hard enough. Stainless steel so you can wash them clean at the end of the day. I wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone who is fed up with bamboo tongs!

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      1.0

      BEWARE- NOT STAINLESS!!

      By JAY JAY

      from Allentown, PA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Pros

        Cons

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            Comments about Kaiser Stainless Steel Print Tongs (Set of Two:

            They work well, and are wonderful, except for the fact that the springs RUST and do not maintain their "strength" or tension in holding prints- they weaken considerably over time. Yes, they are wonderful at first....but the truth is they RUST and break down!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Tongs

            By NAH

            from Philly PA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Your Darkroom

              Comments about Kaiser Stainless Steel Print Tongs (Set of Two:

              Easy to grip those big wet slippery prints with these. Don't waste your money on the silly bamboo ones!

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              5.0

              Great Tongs

              By lunabee

              from Oakland, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Kaiser Stainless Steel Print Tongs (Set of Two:

                  No more dropped prints, no more black spots!! I do wish that they were a little longer. Much better than those bamboo things.

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                  5.0

                  Great Tongs!!!

                  By GI728

                  from Los Angeles

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Kaiser Stainless Steel Print Tongs (Set of Two:

                      I'm new to developing my own prints, and I've got to tell you these tongs are worth every penny. Before I got these my prints had all kinds of tong marks on the edges, sometimes more, sometimes less. With these tongs, my prints are extremely easy to grab. Once I have a print it is easy to hold over developer tray to let drain. I have never dropped a print back in the tray w/these tongs, and my prints now come out free of tong marks. I love these print tongs. I just wish that I had bought these the first time around.

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                      4.0

                      great, last long

                      By Phototeacher3000

                      from Philadelphia suburbs

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Kaiser Stainless Steel Print Tongs (Set of Two:

                          I run a high school darkroom. These tongs last so much longer than any plastic or bamboo... BUT the rubber "feet" pull off so easily. when they get lost down the drain the raw edge of the metal scratches your prints terribly. Still, for their sturdiness and rust resistance, I give them four stars

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                          4.0

                          Hard to get tongs these days

                          By Darkroom Tech

                          from Sydney, Australia

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                          Pros

                          • Compact

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Kaiser Stainless Steel Print Tongs (Set of Two:

                              Better than bamboo and plastic. Nice short tongs with good spring mechanism. My only gripe is that the plastic tips (which are nice and soft) simply push on. Which means they also fall off when giving them a vigorous rinse at the end of the day. No big deal though.

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                              5.0

                              GREAT. GREAT. GREAT

                              By Tina

                              from Santa Monica, CA

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Consistent Reactions
                              • Easily Cleaned

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Printing

                                Comments about Kaiser Stainless Steel Print Tongs (Set of Two:

                                Stainless Tongs are a MUST HAVE for any serious darkroom lover.

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                                5.0

                                LOVE THEM

                                By Kim at school

                                from Chantilly, VA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Consistent Reactions
                                • Easily Cleaned

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Printing

                                  Comments about Kaiser Stainless Steel Print Tongs (Set of Two:

                                  Bamboo Tongs are NOTHING compared to these!!!

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Worth the extra cash

                                  By Chase

                                  from Columbia MO

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easily Cleaned

                                  Cons

                                  • Expencive

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Printing

                                  Comments about Kaiser Stainless Steel Print Tongs (Set of Two:

                                  I've been working in the darkroom of the university I go to, and we use the bamboo tongs. Simply said there terrible and do not last long, these are consistent and are much better then anything else I have worked with.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Amazing

                                  By Chase

                                  from Columbia, MO

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easily Cleaned
                                  • Spring loaded
                                  • Stainless

                                  Cons

                                  • Expencive

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Kaiser Stainless Steel Print Tongs (Set of Two:

                                    They are great, the springs make them easy to work with and they are much less of a hassle then the others.

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                                    4.0

                                    "Good News: Won't Break"

                                    By Karin

                                    from Sao Paulo, Brazil

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easily Cleaned

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Developing
                                      • Photography
                                      • Printing

                                      Comments about Kaiser Stainless Steel Print Tongs (Set of Two:

                                      Tongs are easy and practical to use in a darkroom.
                                      Stainless Steel is durable and will last for much longer than wood tongs.

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