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    Senior Member labor of love's Avatar
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    breaking the auto lock on rosle tongs

    i played around with some rosle tongs at sur la table today. they felt pretty good but that auto lock drives me crazy. im speaking about the ones that automatically lock when the pinchers are facing up, and then unlock again when facing down. just curious if anybody had modded their tongs or undone this locking mechanism somehow.

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    There is a floating pin that controls the locking and unlocking. I have had them pop out on their own, but I have never removed them intentionally. So it can be done, just not sure how. Use them until they do? It is a fairly common occurrence with them.
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    Takes about 2 minutes to get used to them and you will never go back. I've used mine for about 6 years now, grabbing 10 ripping hot plates at a time and they're still as good as new.
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    word. i guess ill just make the leap then. thanks.

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    Are the Rosle tongs really worth the money? I got a pair of no-name metal locking tongs in a local kitchen shop for like £7 and the Rosle ones are £21, just curious if they would be much better. It's actually surprisingly hard to find good tongs

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    I received a pair of Rosle tongs a gift. They are very nice, but they open up on their own too much, so I typically don't use them (I have about half a dozen pairs of tongs, which is probably too many for home, but whatcha gonna do).

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    i have a pair of rosles, theyre really nice, but i never break it out of the roll (used them a whopping one time) because i cant stand the locking thing. i stick to the el cheapo generic short tongs until the springs give out in which case i throw em out and get a new set.

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    My spring never gives out.
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    I had mine for like 4 months and the spring has given up, or atleast it isn't working fully. I can easily get them changed though, I emailed rosle and they offered me a new set straight away. They are worth the money, purely because of how sturdy they are, and once you get used to the locking it's hard to work without it.

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    I had some issues with them not opening reliably when working the line. Loved the feel and dexterity, and considered removing the widget, but I rarely work the line anymore so I just play the 'how do you unlock these' game with the new guys nowadays. Always fun.
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