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Helping Third Hand Magnifier W/Magnifying Glass Tool - MZ101

SKU: ADA291

$14.95 AUD, inc GST
$13.59 AUD, exc GST

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Helping Third Hand Magnifier W/Magnifying Glass Tool - MZ101
14.95 AUD

SKU: ADA291

$14.95 AUD, inc GST
$13.59 AUD, exc GST
8 reviews 0 5 3.9
In stock, ships today if ordered before 2PM
Delivered by Mon, 24th of Jul

When it comes to holding projects, components, PCBs, and everything in between, nothing beats a good Third Hand tool. It's a classic, and no doubt you've seen it on hobby benches and workshops and thought about how much easier your projects would be with one.

  • Fully articulated joints with thumbscrews and wingnuts for easy manipulation
  • Keep everything in its place with a sturdy alligator clip on each arm
  • 2.5" diameter 4x magnifying glass, perfect for inspecting solder joints
  • Weighted base to keep everything steady

If you're looking for a soldering iron stand as well, Adafruit recommend one of these, and a separate soldering iron holder/stand.

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Customer Reviews

  1. Review by Cassie verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Very handy little tool for my jewellery making project. I wouldn't use it for heavy stuff though. (Posted on 17/07/2017)

  2. Review by Piotr verified purchaser
    Rating
    60

    Cheap third hand with low quality joints and clips that could damage your PCB if mishandled, but has a decent counterweight and a magnifying glass (Posted on 15/06/2017)

  3. Review by Jeff verified purchaser
    Rating
    60

    Good little tool for soldering smaller components. Too unwieldy for the smaller SMD components but perfect for SOIC packages and 0805 sizing and up.

    One issue I've had is the build quality is slightly off. The alligator clips needed to be recrimped a couple of times as they kept falling off. Other than that it's been handy. (Posted on 3/05/2017)

  4. Review by Chris verified purchaser
    Rating
    40

    A bit flimsy. Very high centre of gravity that isn't adequately countered with the base weight. Easily topples over. But okay enough for soldering two wires together. (Posted on 18/04/2017)

  5. Review by Scott verified purchaser
    Rating
    60

    The magnifying glass doesn't sit in place / clip in properly and feels like the slightest movement will cause it to fall out. Otherwise this is a well made product -- for use as a third hand while soldering this product works well. The base is sufficiently weighted and the arms have a good range of articulation. (Posted on 21/02/2017)

  6. Review by Susan verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    I only wish I could have found this earlier. Have been using it since it arrived, love to see this available on more craft sites as I use it for beading. It's just a treat to actually see what I'm doing and two extra hands! Thank you, will tell friends. (Posted on 14/02/2017)

  7. Review by Lee-Anne verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Used the same day it arrived, great, extra pair of hands when soldering (Posted on 13/12/2016)

  8. Review by Eddie verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Great value for money. The lens doesn't have a black tint however. (Posted on 17/08/2016)

We deliver Australia-wide with these options:

  • $3 for Small Items (4-6 days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
  • $6.95 for Standard Post (2-4 days, tracked)
  • $8.32 for Express Post (1-2 days, tracked)
  • Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region

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  • $11.49 for Pack and Track (3+ days, tracked)
  • $16.50 for Express International (2-5 days, tracked)

If you order lots of gear, the postage amount might increment based on the weight of your order.

Our physical address:

Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
Adamstown
NSW, 2289
Australia

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