Hand Tools

Magnetic Gluing Jigs

  3" x 5” Magnetic Gluing Jig

glue jig 3 x 5


Made of melamine with a 1/8" thick aluminum fence on two sides. Fence is 7/8" high for easy clamping . It has a galvanized steel bottom, and with 4 magnets included, $25.00


Small  Scale 2” x 3” Gluing jig


2" x 3" gluing jig made of hard plywood with a 1/8" thick aluminum fence on two sides. Fence is 1/2"" high for easy clamping. It has a galvanized steel bottom, and with 4 magnets included, $20.00 


Large 6" x 9" Magnetic Gluing Jig

glue jig 6x9 web

Many customers have requested a larger magnetic gluing jig. We now have one with the same specifications as the 3" x 5" jig. 

The 6" x 9" unit comes with 8 magnets instead of 4. $35.00

Package of 8 Extra Magnets $6.00


 Pin vise for hand drilling $8.00

Our drill index is high speed steel. All 20 drills will fit in the pin vise which has four collets to provide a tight fit from a number 80 to a 1/8 inch drill size. 

drills carbide

 Carbide Drills, Assorted Small sizes $18.00


Pin Vise $15,00                                                                                                                                                                                                             Micro Pin Chuck $6.50

Tip drills are pin vises that contain an assortment of drills. Each tool contains numbers 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62, 64, 66, 68, 70, 72, & 74 drills, stored in the handle. 

 The Micro Pin Chuck is just right for making tiny holes in confined spaces and it also works well for pre-drilling hinges. It is best for use with sizes 70 to 80 drills.

Clamping tools


Set of 4 pieces of 1/2 inch spring clamps_ $4.00

The small spring clamps are useful in all kinds of situations. The are light weight yet have enough clamping pressure to form a glue joint.

 Tiny C-Clamps, capacity 3/4” X 5/8” deep - $6.00 each

Kant Twist Clamps

Holding tools

Jeweler's Ring Clamp - $10.00                                                                                                                                                                                      Hemostats,(Forceps)_ $6.00

The Ring Clamp allows you to work on small parts while holding an object that is comfortable in your hand. A wooden wedge holds the clamp together as the leather covered jaws hold the work. One end is straight and the other is rounded. This easy to use tool eliminates cramps in fingers when sanding or filing small parts of wood, metal or plastic. 

Hemostats can be used to hold parts for painting, finishing, grinding, sanding and even sometimes as a clamp. They are available with straight and curved jaws. When grinding, these stainless steel tools withstand heat very well.


 Tweezers_Regular $5.00, Specialty $8.00 

We carry straight, curved, blunt, pointed, self-locking and slide locking tweezers.  The stamp forceps have wide, flat jaws.  E-mail us for your individual tweezer needs.

Hinge Pin Setting Tweezer_$10.00 

We make the Hinge Pin Tweezers in our shop. Every unit we make is tested by picking up and inserting a tiny pin.  This tool also works with the tiny wiring pins.   


Cutting Tools


Flush Cutting Nippers -$11.50

The nipper is the first tool we ever carried on the show table. It is indispensable for cutting nonferrous metal pins flush. We use them often to cut off hinge pins and brass wire. They can also be used to cut off plastic gates and small pieces of wood molding. Made by Xuron.


 Needle Nose Pliers -$19.00 

These needle nosed pliers are stamped out of the same SAE 1075 grade carbon steel that is used to make flexible putty knives. The points of the pliers will spring back to their original position and will not bend like forged pliers. The smooth points are accurate enough to pull a single hair out of a paint brush. A spring keeps the blades open on all the Xuron tools.


   Hard Wire Cutters -$18.50

Cutting steel wire with nippers or sheet metal cutters nicks and destroys the blade. These cutters are specifically designed to work on hard wire,  even  piano wire , without damaging the tool. Tool cuts non-ferrous wire also.


Shaping  Tools

miter trimmer

Miter Trimmer - $10.00

Miter Box for Razor Saw- $15.00

Small Miter Box - $25.00


Measuring Tools


Blade Square  $15.00

A square is an indispensable tool for assembly work . When holding work in hand and wishing to scribe a line the blade square is the most convenient. 

Flat Squares

Large Flat Square $20.00           Small Flat Square. $10.00

6" X 3/4" Black Steel Rule -$10.00.    Depth Ruler - $4.00   6" X 3/4" Stainless Steel Rule -$8.00

The machinists rule is stiff, not floppy, and fits well in your hand. It is graduated in eighths and sixteenths of an inch on one side and thirty-seconds and sixty-fourths of the other side. Either the matte or black finish is easy to read. Markings are etched and will not wear off.  The flexible six inch depth measuring ruler is very useful for making a series of multiple measurement or for checking depths.  


Adjustable Depth and Angle Gauge - $16.00

The adjustable depth gauge is heavier and more positive than the ruler. It also allows setting angles as a protractor. Common angle lines are permanently etched on the cross member.


Filing Tools



                                     12 pc Large Needle File Set  -  $18.00          6 pc Swiss Pattern File Set - $12.00                           6 pc Tiny File Set - $12.00

Small Diamond Files - $12.00


Carving tools

wax carver A

Wax Carver - $13.00

Glues & Applicators



                      Roo Glue for Wood - $4.00                                            Glue Syringe - $4.00                                                           Roo MPG Glue for Metal & Plastic - $5.00    

Glue Bottle with Fine Stainless Steel Spout and  Stopper - $9.00

We now have replaced difficult epoxy with Roo Glue for Metal in hinges and similar application. It is water soluble, odorless and dries clear. It dries quickly and has a long shelf life. 2 oz. bottle.

Roo for Wood is a clear white glue that has many properties similar to yellow wood glue without the color. It dries very quickly and is rigid without being brittle. 2 oz. bottle.

We use the Glue syringe for all our water soluble adhesives. It allows you to meter out just the right amount of glue. The cap helps keep the nozzle from drying out and plugging up.



Preac Table Saw Tools


Preac  Belt  $14.00. 

Preac Blade  $18.00       Blade  Thickness of .028" , .032" and .064"  with 60 Teeth and .020" with 132 Teeth

Jeweler's Saws


Raised Bench Pin for Jeweler Sawing - $10.00                

Professional Jewelers 2-1/2"Saw Frames - $15.00

Number 4/0 Jeweler Saw Blades - $5.00/dozen


Other Tools

Wooden Miter Box   $15.00

Protractor  $15.00 

Smaller Than Life is also a distributor for:

Proxxon Table saws & Overhead shapers.  

Sherline lathes and milling machines

Taig Lathes and Lathe Duplicators





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POur drill index is high speed steel. All 20 drills will fit in the pin vise which has four collets to provide a tight fit from a number 80 to a 1/8 inch drill size. 

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