Stainless steel tonsil snare with hand and finger lock. Apparatus is constructed of three pieces. Central piece contains a large opening for a four-fingered grip, with a guide sleeve for a thin metal rod which is moved back and forth in the sleeve by a third piece, a thumb grip and lever which moves the metal rod. The thumb grip and lever are attached to the finger grip with a small screw hinge, and has a curved arm to provide forward and reverse movement of the rod. The rod has to small openings at the distal end to provide for the attachment of a wire.