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Nylon Probe Tool

aka. Black Stick 922-5065


This Non-Metal tool is suitable for use around Electrostatic Discharge Sensitive (ESD) items.

Superior strength glass-filled nylon makes this a long lasting and durable tool. Hygroscopic nylon will dissipate electrostatic charges after you handle this tool for a few minutes with bare hands or dip into a topical antistatic solution before using.

Often referred to as the "black stick," This is similar to the tool used by Apple technicians to aid in the disassembly of iBooks, PowerBooks, MacBooks, iPods and iPhones without damaging or scratching any other component. Also can be used in laptops, mobile phones, and any other electronic device.

Warranty: Because they are nylon and the edge wears from use, these tools have a limited lifetime and are not covered by any warranty.

Features

  • 6" long, temperature resistant, glass-filled nylon tool.
  • The "Black Stick" opens Apple iPhone and iPods, Mac Laptops and Desktops as well as other electronic devices.
  • Will not scratch surfaces.
  • Excellent for soldering:
    • Flat (screwdriver) end for spudging wire leads.
    • Notch end for hooking and pulling wires or components.
    • Pointed end used to form leads, probing, pointing and to hold objects for soldering.

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.4 / 5 3 out of 5 (60%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: iCanfixit
Rating: 2/5 New Spudger / Poor Quality November 21, 2021 I had a couple of those for a while that I use all the time and I loved them! So I recentlly orderered 4 more to have in different places, toolboxes... etc., I figured at less than $2 a piece you can't have enough of these, Right? Wrong! The new one I received are a far cry from the original ones, shorter, thinner, softer, different shape and all around poorer quality... Dissapointed! The original ones are marked Newer Technology and feel solid in use, the new ones have CRT-868 followed by chinese character imprinted on them and are too flexible to use confidently when prying. I guess Newer Technology didn't wnat their good name imprinted on these...

Response from OWC, Support November 23, 2021 Thank you for taking the time to communicate your concerns. Your opinion and experiences are very important to us. We are so very sorry for any troubles or inconvenience this has caused you. Going forward, we would like to work with you directly if you can please reach out to us one of the following ways. We hope to hear from you soon. Email: support@owc.com Phone 1-800-275-4576 or +1-815-338-8685 Customer Service/Sales & Technical Support - Monday-Friday (8am-8pm CT) - Saturday & Sunday (Closed) Live Chat Technical Support - Monday-Friday (8am-6pm CT) - Saturday (9am-5pm CT) - Sunday (Closed) Live Chat Customer Service/Sales - Monday-Friday (7am-10pm CT) - Saturday & Sunday (9am-5pm CT). Thanks for choosing OWC, and have a great day!
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Reviewer: skylercloud
Rating: 5/5 NewerTech Nylon Probe/Spudger Tool (Black Stick) August 24, 2021 Great tool for "tooling" around inside my MBP. The pointed end is extremely pointy and sharp. I did find that its slippery and hard to hold on to. I tapped off the ends and sprayed some of that Flex Seal Rubber sealant on it and now Ive got a rubber grip and It now becomes the perfect tool. MacSales prices are great, and customer services is awesome.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Response from OWC, Support August 25, 2021 Glad to hear you're enjoying the Nylon spudger, thanks for the kind review and if you ever need anything else you know where to find us!
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Reviewer: LightMaster1 Location: Toronto, Canada Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Handy tool for electronic repair September 28, 2017 Decent quality a flexible.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: mikruli Location: Belgrade, Serbia Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Good tool. April 10, 2017 Good tool for precise works. Handy tool, which facilitate job.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Arvada, CO Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Slim and non-metalic May 19, 2016 Great tool to poke around without fear of sparking.

NewerTech Nylon Probe Tool aka. Black Stick Mfr P/N: TOOLBLKSTK OWC SKU: NWTTOOLBLKSTK This is a similar tool to those used by Apple technicians to aid in the disassembly of MacBooks, iPhones, iPods and other devices without damaging or scratching any other component. 30 Day Newer Technology Limited Warranty Unopened Ships: Same Day Only $3.95OWC Price $1.47
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