Grid Clipping Tools
Products that enable the clipping of grids and their manipulation and ensure the quality of the clipping.
The main product is the grid clipping tool from Nanosoft. It is designed to make the loading of c-clips and clip grids easier and helps avoid frost from environmental moisture. The clipping tool is compatible with the Thermo Fisher clipping station. Its design is more compact, meaning that you can place the tools into the station and they won’t accumulate any frost (i.e. potential contamination).
Additional products include the clipping tool rack and C-Clip bottoming tool. You can also purchase the above items in a convenient tool set.Learn More About These Products
The Clipping Tool
The Nanosoft Clipping Tool is loaded with c-clips and clips grids the same way as the Thermo Fisher Scientific TM version, and is compatible with the Thermo Fisher Scientific TM clipping station. The difference is that with the Nanosoft version, instead of ejecting the C-clip by pressing a long plastic handle like with the Thermo Fisher Scientific TM version, you press on the Nanosoft clipping tool with a pair of tweezers.
The Nanosoft clipping tool 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 the Nanosoft 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.
The Clipping Tool Rack
Tool rack for holding the clipping tool. Use the clipping tool rack to hold the clipping tool and then place the rack with the inserted clipping tool into the clipping station for cooling.
The C-Clip Bottoming Tool
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.
Reverse Action Autogrid Tweezers
The Reverse Action Autogrid Tweezers are recommended to help with the manipulation of the clips and tool.