"with respect to the price of the swabs, these are a bargain compared to the Photographic Solutions swabs "
With the Photographic Solutions swabs , each is a complete swab with the 'wand' and pec pad already on it.Especially for someone who is new to sensor cleaning, I would recommend this route so they knew they had a good foundation to their cleaning.It's sometimes scary and hard enough to do it the first time, much less making your own swab. When taking a pec pad and cutting it down to size and wrapping the wand I worry wbout adding my skin oils and other extraneous dirt. For me personally I will happly pay extra for 'premade' swabs. Maybe as I get a little more practiced I will start making my own