« Burning Wick Candles Natural Soy Scented Candle Making Kit – Makes 6 Candles Archery Upgrade Combo, 5 Pin Bow Sight with Level and Light, Arrow Rest, Stabilizer, Sling, Peep – Exclusively Sold By Great Deals LLC » 3 thoughts on “Helping Hand with Magnifier” 18 of 19 people found the following review helpful Great little item for the price, September 16, 2010 By jschristian44 – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Helping Hand with Magnifier (Office Product) I got this one because it was cheap with free shipping. I saw the reviews on the other ones and figured I’d be the first to try this one out. The other one’s look kinda cheaply made. This one is pretty cheaply made, but it has a very heavy metal base which I like. I think the other’s might have a light plastic base. Anyways, this will hold my wires and everything else very nicely. The magnifying glass works good enough, but doesn’t magnify as good as I hoped. Hardly a con worth docking a star for since it does work good enough. I highly recommend this one over the others because it does the job and very nicely. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 11 of 11 people found the following review helpful Fantastic Holder, June 30, 2012 By P. Welch (Notre Dame, IN USA) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Helping Hand with Magnifier (Office Product) This thing is great. -The base is metal and is heavy, so no toppling or sturdiness issues.-It comes already assembled and ready-to-use-It’s easily adjustible to hold things close together or far apart.-The alligator clips are very strong. (They were actually a bit too strong for the wires I was soldering, but that was easily solved by wrapping some tape around the clips’ teeth–a much better problem to have than weak clips)-I didn’t need the magnifying glass, so it was easy to uninstall Great value! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 4 of 5 people found the following review helpful Nifty little devices that you can easily improve if needed., December 28, 2013 By Otkon – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Helping Hand with Magnifier (Office Product) A little bit of warning: these are quite a bit smaller than you might think. But that will be perfectly fine if you use them for the right purposes. These are meant for intricate like soldering or craft painting whether on small electronics, jewelry, miniatures or a similar hobby. These are not supposed to be holding heavy gauge wire, engine parts or other silly objects. If you are complaining about their “instability”, 1) Get yourself some Velcro strips that have adhesive on the back. You can secure the bases of the helping hands to an old cutting board or square plank of wood this way. The indispensable hook and loop tape is available here on Amazon for super-cheap. You can also find it at your local craft store for like 11 bucks a yard. But you won’t need more than a ninth of that. If you buy it in person, remember to look for 50% coupons off on that store’s website – makes it even less expensive. Or 2) Just get two helping hands and place them opposite each other. These things are so inexpensive you can’t afford not to. For less than half the price of a Panavise (which is probably overkill for most home hobbyists), you can get quite a range of positions and configurations. You can interchange parts. Couple a pair of these with the Velcro trick and you have quite a little handy and sturdy benchtop rig. I found the two I bought to be very well made. Although one base is slightly misshapen in a bizarrely artistic kind of way. Definitely worth the price – with a little bit of finagling – they went from cool and useful to pretty darn awesome. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.