The Long and Short of it….

We’re talking HANDLES here!
Long handles, short handles, how do you decide?
Our customers are split on their preferences.

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See the benefits of either choice below:

Standard/Shorter Handles:

  • Lighter weight
  • Fit well into small hands
  • Are smaller to pack for storage or traveling
  • Can sometimes feel “closer” to the work and can feel like you have more control
  • Cost slightly less than Tronex longer handle tools

Longer, Ergonomic Handles:

  • Can get 4 fingers on the handles for more leverage
  • Usually feel more comfortable in larger hands
  • Length prevents the end of the handle from hitting pressure points in the palm of the hand
  • Can ease pressure over the length of the handle resulting in less strain on the hand


  • Most Tronex tools are available in both versions
  • Model numbers starting with a “5” are standard handles, model numbers starting with a “7” are longer, ergonomic handles
  • Longer handle tools are 1 inch longer than shorter handle tools

Tronex Longer handle tools are cost only slightly more than standard handle tools.

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See above image of standard handles and longer ergonomic handles.
These hands are a woman’s hands but are on the larger side.

This post is courtesy of Tronex Tools Inc.

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Murray Percival Company offers thousands of capital and consumable products for virtually every facet of printed circuit electronics assembly and repair. With more than 60 manufacturers to choose from, Murray Percival Co. is ready to take on your challenges with technical information, and over 59 years of experience in the circuit board manufacturing and repair industry. We have a multi-state technical sales force, as well as, on-demand shipping to anywhere in the continental United States. Our "We Know How" knowledge base provides in-depth support information for many of our products. We also offer competitive specialty pricing for customers that register on our Web Store.

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