A Better Third Hand

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Metalmann, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. Metalmann

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  2. studiot

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    I might have to do some importing at that price.

    Thanks for the tip
     
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  3. mcgyvr

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    Or just make one for far cheaper with a few roach clips and some solid insulated wire. (10 AWG should be plenty) :cool:
     
  4. sirch2

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    I notice you are in the UK, I don't know if you have imported from the USA recently but I have been stung by the Royal Mail a couple of times recently for a "handling fee" of £9 on US imports because they have had to pay duty. On both occasions the goods were £20 to £30, the tax was in the the £3 region and the Royal Mail added £9 on top of that. It can be the difference between good value and not worth it.

    It may be better to get someone in the US to buy it and send it to you as a "gift" so duty is not payable.
     
  5. atferrari

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    I have still to find what I believe would be really useful: something that would allow me to change the position of the PCB (or whatever else) just by mean of a lever you can adjust/release in a single action. Carpenters use them in clamps to keep pieces in place.

    More or less what you have in some portable (?) vises for drill presses fitted with kind of snap adjusting clamp (no screw).

    Sorry, I forgot the expresion for that.
     
  6. sirch2

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    Toggle Clamp?
     
  7. ScottWang

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    I were built up two soldering tools long time ago as below:
    The first one -- A tiger vice and two pieces of wood boards and some screws and one metal bar.

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    The second one -- Some Popular Copper Pillars and a universal purpose plastic board only for US$0.33, it's quite cheap.

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