These are small sticks, roughly four inches long, with a small blob of sticky material on the end. There are two colors of sticks: green and blue. The green is labeled "Smart Hold", while the blue is "Original Hold". The difference is the amount of stickiness found in the blob at the end. The Original Hold Stix has a stronger hold, while the Smart Hold Stix has less stick. Each has its application, and both will be useful on the workbench.
The adhesive is “pressure sensitive” which means that it sticks tighter the more pressure you use. The instructions state that you are to pick something up, place it where you want, and twist the stick to release it. I was curious about the adhesive as it sort of “gets dirty” as it’s used. Can they be renewed by a quick rinse in the sink? Nope. Rinsing the Micro Stix just got it wet. And it seems that these sticks are really sticky for a while and then they get unsticky pretty fast as they pick up debris. They are disposable, of course, so this is expected. And you get a lot of life out of one stick.
Micro Stix come in a package of 16 sticks and the packaging is brilliant. You can take out one stick as needed and close the rest up securely, keeping the package dust free. It closes securely so you can stick these in a drawer or hang on a hook in your workshop and not have packaging hanging open.
Micro Stix is an absolute boon to anyone working with models and figures as they worked exactly as promised.
Micro Stix Strong Hold Adhesive Tip Applicators
HSX-0030 Micro Stix Strong Hold Adhesive Tip Applicator (16)
HSX-0031 Micro Stix Quick Release Adhesive Tip Applicator (16)