3rd Hand type tool.

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3rd Hand type tool.

Postby CodeMonk » 07 Mar 2012, 08:50

I'm looking for a 3rd hand type tool.
I've used them before, but forget the exact name of them.
Its similar too the 3rd hand thing but instead of alligator clips, it has something that looks like this:

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The hole in the piece there is where it slides over the shaft that the alligator clip "assembly" normally goes on.
It uses 2 of those pieces.
They both slide along the shaft so you can set it to whatever size the PCB is, and the groove in them is where the PCB goes.

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Re: 3rd Hand type tool.

Postby Duckman » 07 Mar 2012, 08:57

Google search for "pcb holder"
http://www.google.com.mx/search?q=pcb+h ... 24&bih=629
Maybe something like that? There are so many others!!
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Re: 3rd Hand type tool.

Postby CodeMonk » 07 Mar 2012, 09:22

You win the internet :)
Thanks.

I couldn't think of what to call it, besides a brain fart :)

2nd Row, 3rd from the left was the type I used before.
Panavise, now that's a name I recognize.

Thanks again.
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Re: 3rd Hand type tool.

Postby Duckman » 07 Mar 2012, 09:30

What for is the little arm?
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Re: 3rd Hand type tool.

Postby CodeMonk » 07 Mar 2012, 09:50

Duckman wrote:What for is the little arm?


Not sure.
But it looks like it would be good to hold your solder spool.
So I'm gonna go with that :)
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Re: 3rd Hand type tool.

Postby Duckman » 07 Mar 2012, 16:57

I think the easy flip option is the goal for that kind of device.
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Re: 3rd Hand type tool.

Postby Duckman » 07 Mar 2012, 17:06

Oh! Nice detail! I found some info.
The little cushioned arm holds your component when you flip the board. Simple, uh?
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