Clipping Tools

  • NanoSoft’s 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 instead of ejecting the C-clip by pressing a long plastic handle, you press on our tool with a pair of tweezers. This 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.

    After loading the Clipping Tools with C-clips, place them into the Clipping Tool Rack, and then place the rack with Clipping Tools into a clipping station for cooling. These tools can be placed directly into the NanoSoft Clipping Station (#47000-615) without the need for the supplemental rack. When ready to clip, 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 when transferring from the rack to the grid. We recommend using 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 properly seats into the autogrid ring.

    The C-clip Bottoming Tool provides an easier and more efficient way to "bottom" the C-clip at the tip of the barrel of a clipping tool prior to clipping. After pressing the C-clip into the barrel of the tool, instead of pressing the tip of the barrel against the tabletop or a pair of tweezers to push the c-clip to the tip of the barrel (by pressing the plunger), you place the barrel into the Bottoming Tool and press the plunger of the tool to bottom the C-clip. The cylinder of our Bottoming Tool ensures that the barrel of the clipping tool is straight, so upon pressing of the plunger to push the C-clip to the tip you are much less likely to "mis-bottom" the C-clip. Often when pressing the tip against the table top or another flat surface, you are not able to hold the barrel exactly straight against the surface and you the c-clip can fly out of the tool and is lost. Our Bottoming Tool provides an easy way to ensure you don't mis-bottom C-clips anymore.

    47000-611 - Clipping Tool
    47000-613 - Clipping Tool Rack
    47000-614 - C-clip Bottoming Tool
    47000-612 - Clipping Tools, 4-Pack Kit
    Kit Contents:
    4 Clipping Tools
    1 Clipping Tool Rack
    1 C-clip Bottoming Tool