We just wish there was something, anything, to do around here that required this thing, on account of it's so cool. Our newest Helping Hand has a pair of alligator clips on swiveling arms, likewise a 2-1/4" dia x 1.5X magnifier plus an LED flashlight on a gooseneck. Everything swivels every way there is and tightens with little thumbscrews-and some of the configurations look like it's maybe alive, and from Venus. Jewelry makers? Diamond cutters? Forensic scientists? Maybe we'll start making small electronics, or tying flies.
A big step up from the basic soldering iron, and much safer, our soldering station features continuously variable power between 5-40W, a 1.5mm pointed tip thin enough to use on surface-mounted components, a 4-foot cord, padded grip, iron holder, built-in cleaning sponge, and a stand-alone controller with a 5-1/2" x 4-1/2" footprint and a power switch. Grip is padded with a 3/16" dia shank. From Stahl Tools" for hobbyists, do-it-yourselfers and students.
If your beads need reaming, nothing reams beads like diamond-coated bead reamers.
This quartet includes a 5" tapered tip, 3-1/2" conical tip, a
3-1/2" cylinder with a conical tip and a 4" pointed tip, all with
color-coded plastic handles, and all ready to meet your most sophisticated
Cut ceramics, glass, metal and plastics with this set of (2) diamond saw blades for rotary tools. The 1-3/16" dia blades have a diamond-encrusted tip. Includes a 1/8" shank. Everybody's got something that needs cutting, and these blades will do it with precision.
Nice big, 60cc/2+ oz, polypropylene syringe is graduated in 5cc and 1/2 oz increments. Plunger has a black rubber gasket and a thumb ring at the top. Measures 6-1/2" long overall with a 1-7/16" x 5/32" ID nozzle with a cap. Handy in the shop, kitchen or craft room for gluing or decorating.
Winner of this week's "What IS That?" award. It's a watch crab, also called a spanner wrench, that's designed to remove the back from watches, lenses from telescopes, and other thin, flat components from whatever they're attached to. Heavy for its size, it's 1" x 2-3/4" x 3/8" thick, with sharp 1/4" prongs projecting from the edge. The prongs move from 2" to 7/16" apart as you spin the knurled nut between them. An impressive tool to flash in front of your brother-in-law. If he doesn't read our catalog, he won't have a clue!
A really cool mini drill set for your mini projects! The 7-1/4" long aluminum push drill for delicate work comes with (1) 1/16" and (1) 1/32" collet, and (20) bits that fit them. The bits are #61 through #80, some so needle-thin they could add tear ducts to a fashion doll. They come in a mini case marked with the number and size of each bit in mils.
Riffler files are most prized by sculptors, wood carvers, model makers and similar fashioners of precision objects. They come in a variety of flat, round and triangular shapes. They are usually pointed and always have a delicate curve toward the point which makes them particularly useful for working in tight and curvy spots. We have a set of (10) in an attractive red plastic case. They are 3 x 180 mm size (about 7"), and were made in China for the King Manufacturing Co. Very nice quality at a very nice price. They can cost as much as $4.00-$5.00 apiece in regular outlets.
Sounds like an Olympic figure-skating move, the standing, self-closing reverse tweezer, but it's really a tweezer that's closed until you squeeze it. It also has a frame to hold it up off a work surface, so it doubles as a vice. Ours have wooden grips and measure 6-3/8" long with serrated jaws and a 2" x 1-1/2" stand. You pick the 2-3/4" long curved jaws or the 2-7/8" long straight jaws.
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