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  • Third hand relief

    posted by llasher on 05/22/2011
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    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:

    Good weight base

    Fairly useful design

    Useable magnifier

    Cons:

    Average build quality

    Screw clamp alligator clips unreliable

    OtherThoughts:

    I am quite happy with this device, although probably would have chosen to have one with a light and I haven't found the iron holder much use (too cluttered). One of the alligator clips tends to fall out, and has to be tightened rather forcefully. I have bent the thin metal rim of the magnifier by a small bump, no big deal, not sure why I even mention it. Still, I do enjoy soldering without asking my companion monkey to hold wires or PCBs. In fact I have found using the magnifier and clips quite rewarding and an almost spiritual experience.

    Bottomline:

    This may not be the cheapest value on Dx, probably due to the weight of the darn thang. However, it is useful for a vision impaired trembling ole geezer like me, just make sure you have a good light to illuminate your work area.

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