Helping hands

Suggest or recommend suitable tools for use in constructing your model railway.
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Helping hands


Post by shroomy » Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:00 pm

Multi Soldering Helping Hands Soldering Station Tool Flexible Third Hand Tool with 6pcs Flexible Arms or Soldering,Electronics,Assembly, Repair, Modeling, Hobby, Crafts ... NCbD9BEA29

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Re: Helping hands


Post by Walkingthedog » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:22 pm

I thought about getting one that looked like that but was concerned it might attack me.
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Post by rynd2it » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:42 pm

I have one and in standard form it's pretty useless. It is so lightweight that attempting to touch anything its holding results in it moving away or falling over. It needs either a much heavier base or fitting with some form of clamp to hold it steady.



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Re: Helping hands


Post by RAF96 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:41 am

I have the old fashioned heavy metal one, which works reasonably well. I binned the magnifying glass bit as it was always in the way.
I have also seen DIY ones made from sprung wooden clothes pegs.

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