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  • Third Hand++: A multi-use helping hand for electronics and other delicate work.

    HiIt's actually not metal, it's a high PSI stone, about 4x that of cement so it's super hard and smooth.....that's why it paints up good. Thanks!

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  • Third Hand++: A multi-use helping hand for electronics and other delicate work.

    This is just a simple addition you can make using a cheapo Harbor Freight Third Hand for it's parts (around $7.90 with coupon), First take a 1/4" countersunk screw and reduce the head size so it fits in a flexible tubing piece (I used a grinding wheel and cut-off wheel), you might be wise to start with a long screw then cut it off to 1 1/4" just to have something to hold for safety reasons. Next snap the flexible tubing piece back onto the arm.....slide the magnifying glass over the bolt and use a nut along with the locking knob on the magnifying glass to tighten everything up. For the iron holder I took a 1/2" 20 bolt (that's the thread on my third hand) I drilled a 9/64" hole through the bolt, slide the iron holder into the hole and tighten the bolt down, that will...

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    This is just a simple addition you can make using a cheapo Harbor Freight Third Hand for it's parts (around $7.90 with coupon), First take a 1/4" countersunk screw and reduce the head size so it fits in a flexible tubing piece (I used a grinding wheel and cut-off wheel), you might be wise to start with a long screw then cut it off to 1 1/4" just to have something to hold for safety reasons. Next snap the flexible tubing piece back onto the arm.....slide the magnifying glass over the bolt and use a nut along with the locking knob on the magnifying glass to tighten everything up. For the iron holder I took a 1/2" 20 bolt (that's the thread on my third hand) I drilled a 9/64" hole through the bolt, slide the iron holder into the hole and tighten the bolt down, that will lock it in place. The larger soldering iron holder needs a 3/32" hole....this is just a common holder you see on cheap third hands.

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