Tick Twister

by CEL-UK, published

Tick Twister by CEL-UK Jul 3, 2015


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The Tick twister has been updated to Tick Twister V2, with a slightly smaller, user friendly design

As we’re in for an inundation of ticks this summer, we here at CEL have designed this handy tick twister. So if you find a Tick on yourself, a family member or a beloved pet, you no longer have to put up with a tacky supermarket tick remover or wait days for amazon shipping. Just print this handy Tick twister and get it out asap!


Recommended settings;
Resolution: Normal or Fine
Infill: 20% – 40%
Material: ABS

It is very important that the first layer is printed at 0.1mm (100micon) or less.

Removing a Tick can be a tricky business, there are a few rules that need to be followed to prevent infection as advised by BADA UK;

The tick’s body must not be compressed, as this can force out saliva and gut contents which may contain disease-causing organisms.
The tick should not be irritated or injured, as this may result in it regurgitating (vomiting) saliva and gut contents along with any disease-causing organisms.
The mouth parts of the tick should be cleanly removed along with the rest of its body.
The tick should be removed without causing the host discomfort.
When removing the Tick, wear rubber or plastic gloves.

How to use the Tick twister;

Engage the tool by approaching the tick from the side (the body of the tick is flat when unfed) until it is held securely.
Lift the tool very lightly and TURN IT (clockwise or counter-clockwise). The tick detaches itself after 2-3 rotations.
After removing the tick, disinfect the bite site and wash hands with soap and water.
You may want to save the tick for identification in case the person or animal the tick was attached to becomes ill within several weeks. To save the tick, write the date of the bite in pencil on a piece of paper and put it with the tick in a sealed plastic bag and store it in a freezer. Your doctor / vet can then identify that a tick bite has occurred and use this information to assist in making an accurate diagnosis.

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Thanks so much for this !!!

We found a tick on my puppy tonight and all the stores were closed. I printed this at 100 mm/s (the wife was in panic) and I stopped the print at 20% just so I could use the tool.

It worked wonders and I can't thank you enough for this.

I will print a complete one tomorrow and I'll keep it at hand.

Thanks once again

I bought a very similar one in store. This is by far the best tick remover that you can get, period. I have to remove dozens of ticks from my dog every year and this tool hasn't failed me once. It's easy, works like magic and removes the tick completely.

anyone try this? did it remove the entire tick or did it leave anything left in the skin?? very curious

my dog got a tick on his eye lid! This was gentle and very simple to remove for him. Tick came out whole, works on ticks small and large (full). our pups rarely get them with their meds, but we pull them off us quite often using this :P

Yes, I had to use it on my Son's friend last summer, it worked just as well as the ones you buy from the shop.

This piece looks great! I do have one major issue with it, however.

According to the Center for Disease Control, you're supposed to pull gently on a tick, not twist or jerk as this can break mandible pieces off under your skin and leave you prone to infection.


My own experience in removing dozens of them every tick season backs this up.

That's because most people try to twist with a tool designed to clamp around the tick, like tweezers or their fingernails. This causes the mouthparts to break and increases the chance of contracting diseases through the tick's bodily fluids.

This tool allows you to twist the tick without clamping down on it.

Fantastic! I just found a tick on my dog and all the stores and vets are closed! I thought id take a chance and lord and behold! you saved the day. Prints like a charm and works even better. Thank you soo much! btw I printed mine with proto pasta carbon pla with 0.2 layer height.

Yeah this is what i was looking for. Thank you :-) Will post when i printed this thingy