what are your cartridge set up go to


What alignment tool are you using and has anyone used those forceps style tools that grip the connectors instead of basically squishing it ? 
128x128oleschool
Dennesen Soundtractor.  I also have a cart alignment tool that came with my do-I-still-have-it? Shure V-15.  A couple of very lightweight bubble levels.  A couple pairs of precision tweezers I inherited from my dentist dad.
rauliruegas
I am by no means cheap, but is this setup really worth $130.00 ,if it is  I will order .
I use the alignment template that came with my Basis Vector arm, but this magnifying, lighted headpiece is fabulous.  Gets you up close, well-lit and fits over eyeglasses.  And it's cheap.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073S5DQXG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

No doubt an "audiophile version" would cost $500.