Micro-tool tip, mirror
Micro-Tools are the smallest available precision instruments for laboratory and production use. Micro-Tools are available in different tip configurations with interchangeable tool handle. A threaded (tapped) handle (T900), this holds the tool. The tool is threaded for fixing to the handle, and holds in the case of T901 a needle 15mm x 0.5mm. The last 2mm of the needle are stepped down to only 0.12mm thick, and have a microscopic needle point - see above image. Tools on 0.5mm or larger shanks are not stepped down. Tip material is hardened tool steel unless otherwise noted.
Caution: Micro-Tools are very fine, hard and brittle. Take special care when removing from the tube. Press the blue square holding the tool onto a flat surface with the tube up at a shallow angle. Hold the tube near the other end and gently twist back and forth while pulling very lightly. The tube will suddenly clear the blue plastic, and the tool could easily touch the tube. Some tools are on a barely visible shaft extending slightly from the larger shaft. Practice removal first using the opposing blue stopper which does not hold a tool. See image below for clarification.
Note: Tools are packed by the manufacturer in perfect conditions. These tools like diamond knives and sapphire micro-scalpels are assumed to have been shipped in perfect conditions and any problems almost certainly are due to mishandling.