Abstract: Disclosed is a microsurgical tool for use in microsurgery having a central cylindrical body which can be rotated by a surgeon. The body includes first and second portions joined at a closed end, and having needle points at the other end. Opposing longitudinal grooves formed in each half receive an alignment rod which maintains alignment of the tips as the portions are mated together. The portions of cooperating intermating recesses and protrusions extending in transverse directions are located adjacent the tips of the instrument. The protrusions and recesses provide a second, early alignment of the portions adjacent the tips of the instrument as the instrument is closed.