Helping Hand tool

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

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Post by purpledriver » Wed May 29, 2019 7:51 pm

Got a helping hand with magnifying glass, should I heat shrink the clip jaws to protect the wires?

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Post by teedoubleudee » Wed May 29, 2019 8:06 pm

The croc clip jaws will damage wire insulation. I use small peg like sprung clamps with plastic jaws and just clamp them in the croc jaws. These clamps can be bought for about £1 for a card of 10. Loads of jobs can be helped for the modeller.
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Post by RogerB » Wed May 29, 2019 8:26 pm

Any chance TDD you could post an image or a link? R-
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Post by teedoubleudee » Wed May 29, 2019 9:33 pm

RogerB wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 8:26 pm
Any chance TDD you could post an image or a link? R-
No problem Roger. Notice I removed the magnifier glass from mine as I prefer to wear head magnifier or a desk mounted illuminated magnifier for the "big" jobs.



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Post by RogerB » Wed May 29, 2019 9:52 pm

Thanks TDD. If anyone else is looking for them here is a link to the relevant eBay location.

Other suppliers are available :D .

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Post by purpledriver » Thu May 30, 2019 6:27 pm

Thanks for the info.

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