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Offline toolznthings

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A simple third hand for soldering, etc.
« on: February 05, 2018, 10:56:31 PM »
Not complicated at all, but pretty handy when you need that extra hand. I use mine for soldering, both silver and soft.
A alligator clip soldered to a brass rod that is sized for a indicator knuckle on a mag base works great. I usually set up on my bench vise so there is a place for the mag base to work.
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Brian

Offline emh

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Re: A simple third hand for soldering, etc.
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2018, 03:08:58 PM »
Hi,  Nice idea, thanks for posting.  Regards,  earl

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Re: A simple third hand for soldering, etc.
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2018, 09:32:47 PM »
Many thanks for this idea - very timely in my case!
DT

Offline toolznthings

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Re: A simple third hand for soldering, etc.
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2018, 02:20:47 AM »
Thanks, guys !
Glad it was useful !  :)

Brian
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Offline Ian S C

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Re: A simple third hand for soldering, etc.
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2018, 10:23:10 AM »
That looks a bit more useful than the Fly Tying vice that I use, I could attach a rod with an alligator clip on the end.  I find the existing rig is very handy for holding circuit boards while soldering.
Those who remember the real "Dick Smith" shops may remember a similar thing they had with two alligator clips and a magnifying glass on a weighted base, I gave one to a nephew a few years back, he uses it when making his War Gaming models.
Ian S C