This DIY Hobby Hand kit is designed and fabricated 100% in house on a contract basis for one of our sister companies. This unique kit makes it easy to tackle your daily hobby needs without the use of a 2nd person to hold your "gear in place" while soldering, painting, glueing and more.
The versatility of the Hobby Hand is endless with 5 included extensions and pivot points to reach the hardest to reach spots. Also the base can be bolted, glued, VHB, or even added to a mobile base to fit your needs. The level of accuracy you can achieve with the spring loaded precision jaw will far exceed the help of any mortal human.
This will be be one of the tools you will buy once and use forever!
Each Arm Extension Will Add 3" To Your Reach! Use just 1 or all 5 as needed!
This is a kit so the possibilities are endless
Stainless Steel Base + Ball Joint Assembly
1 Precision Spring Loaded Hobby Hand Head
5 Extension Arms
6 Wing Nuts
6 Locking Screws
12 Locking Ball Joint Plates
2 Hex Keys
3 Base Screws
Note : Orange Jumbo Silicone Tray Not Included
I had been eyeing this for some time, it was always sold out. Finally got this along with the 8" Titanium Long Arm Tweezer Kit, and even thought they are great on their own together it's even better. You don't have to use all the sections, however it is nice to have the articulation when you have to do something really funky, like hold a wire in place from one access point then move to another for the final connection. Another reviewer said he chamfered the round holes to make a better contact with the ball joints, which is a hack I will more than likely copy for a solid connection. If you require something lilke this, don't hesitate to get one as it makes tasks easier.
A little tedious to use (loosening and tightening) Nice grip and it looks great!
So I originally purchased one but then liked it enough to get another as I had an idea how I could mod these to make it even more useful. I loved the overall design and build quality, but the small although heavy machined stainless base, could still use a little something to make it more stable, considering I wanted my twin arm mod to be all on a single base not 2 separate bases, this keeps the design very compact in use.
So I had the idea of using a powerful magnet to hold the single base with 2 arms to a steel plate this way it would be more stable yet completely movable and could be used on any table I chose without having to screw the base down which is how it was orig was designed to work. (Please See Pics) ...
My mod design uses one high power magnet to float the base, and allows it to swivel as well which makes for a completely adjustable compact 2 arm system that works even better then I thought it would. I also did some other small changes as I really did not like the wing-nuts those too have been changed, but at the same time I wanted it to all look consistent so I used all stainless steel parts to match the rest of the original build.
Overall the unmodified design is quite good but the mods make it into a much better tool ... I think that County Comm should maybe test a magnetic design with a plate and maybe offer it as an upgrade for those who may not want to screw the base to a table I really think it does make this tool that much better.
To those who are looking to get a well made Third Hand I think this one fits the bill and as you can see it can be modded or built any way you choose even with the kit supplied parts.
this is a great tool for any one how does any soldering or hobbits in hindsight should have bought 2 not just 1
Perfect 3rd hand when I'm soldering. Very nice quality.