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Helping Hands with Large Magnifier

Code: N30CH

Helping Hands with Large Magnifier is rated 2.4 out of 5 by 8.
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  • Improve stability and support with electronic PCB work
  • An indispensable aid for model-makers, DIY enthusiasts or professionals
  • Features adjustable joints for versatile movement in all directions

Product details

Helping Hands with Large Magnifier

• Improve stability and support with electronic PCB work
• An indispensable aid for model-makers, DIY enthusiasts or professionals
• Features adjustable joints for versatile movement in all directions• Strong crocodile clamps hold work secure• Heavy base for added stability • Distortion free large magnifying glass included• Ideal for any application where a "third hand" is needed
• Keep fingers out of harms way

If you've ever found the need for an extra pair of hands when working with small components and materials then this Helping Hand Kit could be right for you.
It features a pair of adjustable croc clip 'hands' which are capable of holding PCBs during soldering or other small craft and DIY applications. The large glass magnifier offers clear view and strong magnification of the work.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I bought one. Problem is the upright support pillar is just not long enough so in its sold format the magnifying glass cannot focus properly. So I replaced the upright support with a similar piece of round steel bar ....just 15cm longer.Now the focal length adjustment is perfect. As sold it is worth no more than 2 stars....with my modification 5 stars.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from After purchasing these helping hands I found my self running into problems immediately. The alligator clips used to hold whatever you want to solder in place where far to sharp and immediately damaged and even pierced the insulation on my wire. After placing tape on the alligator clips as to prevent further damage I proceeded to do what I had intended to in the first place. As I had finished soldering I decided to check my handy-work with the magnifying glass only to find out it was far to heavy for the stand and if not placed write at the center the stand would fall over. And to top it all of later on in the week I find out how unhandy it was to make even the slightest adjustment to stand, i.e widening the arms or lowering the boom etc... Even the slightest of adjustment required pliers to tighten as the hand tightening nuts were no good at all and could barely support themselves never mind anything else. All in all a very disappointing purchase having little to no use at all use for it and would recommend anyone thinking on buying this item not to do so and instead consider a "helping hands" from another brand or just consider using a "vice" which is what I had to resort back to. Note: After my experience I can assure everyone that the man or woman who made a previous review to me must have been given a completely different version of the product to me. I purchased on the 5/9/2012 from Maplin in Dublin city center just 5 minutes from Grafton Street
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is well built with a solid heavy base and very usable. It would be good to be able to buy an extension tool because at times the good quality magnifier was clearer on my work bench than on some of the tools in the jaws when these were elevated. Would be good to be able to buy clamps for bigger objects too. These are not criticisms - just a 'wish list' of add ons for a a good sturdy product.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from magnifier fell apart after just short use, alligator clips very sharp and also hard to tighten up. Poor product, for this price i would expect a little better
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok but has problems I bought this to do some intricate PCB work. the clips are very sharp. What I did was wrap insulation tape round each jaw to soften then. I think heat shrink might be also good. I find the magnifying glass doesnt really do much and gets in the way. I will do what another reviewer has done and get a longer upright bar. Not sure of the diameter though.
Date published: 2015-04-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from AVOID I bought this in good faith to do a simple job. To continue using it would have presented so many problems I thought my god, this is cheap and nasty and decided to return it fr a refund. Cheap nasty rubbishy!
Date published: 2016-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from very useful Used twice since purchase. Great help for soldering, hands free.
Date published: 2016-08-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Truly abysmal Simply useless. None of the screw-fittings hold, so any pressure applied and they slip. Not fit for purpose. This simply shouldn't be sold and isn't worth purchasing, at any price.
Date published: 2016-07-31
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what are the measurements

Asked by: spark67
The base is 52 mm square at its largest points this is 240mm high and 270mm wide.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2016-07-14

What diameter/circumference is the main upright metal bar ?

Asked by: cheekee
approx 8mm
Answered by: PaulaC
Date published: 2015-07-17

What diameter is the magnifying glass?
Asked by: Anonymous
Approx 3"
Answered by: GM
Date published: 2015-07-17

Could you tell me what the magnification is please? Thank you.
Asked by: Anonymous
Approx 3x
Answered by: JK
Date published: 2015-07-17

Is the magnifier lens glass or plastic?
Asked by: Anonymous
These lenses are glass.
Answered by: JK
Date published: 2015-07-17

How many clips does it have?
Asked by: Anonymous
Two.
Answered by: GM
Date published: 2016-06-06
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Bulk Prices

Item code Item name Quantity Price
N30CH Helping Hands with Large Magnifier (100+) £8.99
N30CH Helping Hands with Large Magnifier (25+) £9.59
N30CH Helping Hands with Large Magnifier (10+) £10.19
N30CH Helping Hands with Large Magnifier (5+) £10.79
N30CH Helping Hands with Large Magnifier (1+) £12.99

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