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Synonyms: cotton swabs, cotton buds, cotton tip sticks;
DE: Wattestäbchen
Type: consumable cleaning tool
Material: e.g. laser lens & mirrors
Suggested Donation: free (for cleaning shared equipment)

Cotton swabs (commonly called Q-tips after a brand name) are small plastic tubes with cotton covered ends that are nice for cleaning in small spaces.

Detail Sanding Sticks

Q-tips with small discs of sandpaper glued on are reportedly very effective sanding sticks for small details, e.g. on 3D prints!

They may also be usable with a cordless drill or rotary tool - the sandpaper disc could then be replaced with an abrasive paste.