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 Post subject: Expensive handy gizmo
PostPosted: Jan Wed 12, 2022 5:59 pm 
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Looks like this could be a handy gizmo



https://youtu.be/1BYw4_mLMB4

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It would be much handier at half the price. I can't believe they can't sell the thing for less than $40, and neither can quite a few of the reviewers.


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 Post subject: Re: Expensive handy gizmo
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I'd give $5 at most.

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 Post subject: Re: Expensive handy gizmo
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I was thinking I could use a handful of modeling clay and do the same thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Expensive handy gizmo
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It won't replace my Panavise.

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 Post subject: Re: Expensive handy gizmo
PostPosted: Mar Fri 11, 2022 1:35 am 
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I just looked at the RS website. They sell one of the "third hand" things they show as being useless at the start of the video for the $40 thing. It's about $18.

I looked at lots of things on the site and they continue the tradition of almost everything being much more expensive than elsewhere. It's like they are still a mall store, but on the web.

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I agree with all of you. $10, yes. $20, maybe. $40, it's a solution for someone else.

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+1 Modeling clay and you can do so much more with it. Makes it easier picking up 1/4W resisters.

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 Post subject: Re: Expensive handy gizmo
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I agree, it's a bit pricey for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Expensive handy gizmo
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My solution for wobbly third hands was to take the head off a third hand and mount it to a machinist's dial indicator stand. More reach, with a sturdy heavy bass... and if you need it extra secure, enable the magnet and clamp it to a plate (or a chassis, for some real trick-shot soldering while an amp is in its cabinet)


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 Post subject: Re: Expensive handy gizmo
PostPosted: May Wed 11, 2022 11:39 pm 
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Dale H. Cook wrote:
It won't replace my Panavise.

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