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Third-hand tweezers

I recently came into posession of a third-hand type tool with
two stations for holders. Most I have seen have a slot with a
tightening screw for holding the ends (flat) of tweezers. These
have round opening for the tweezer ends. I haven’t seen this type
of tweezer. Any info? The opening is about 1/4 inch in diameter.

Thanks,
Bob B

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The round openings on third-hand tools are for alligator clips.
They can hold tweezers, or your workpiece, or whatever else an
alligator clip can clip…D.

    I recently came into posession of  a third-hand type tool
with two stations for holders. .  These have round opening for
the tweezer ends. The opening is about 1/4 inch in diameter. 

I have such a third hand. It doesn’t use tweezers it used the
alligator clips used in low voltage electrical work. Buy them
at shops like Radio Shack Cheers,

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At sunny Nelson NZ

I have one of the third hand thingy-magigers. The round-ended
opening is for alligator clips (aka roach clips, for all you
hippie types).

P.S. the alligator clips won’t take the heat of a torch.

Hope this helps. Tom

I had some like that many years ago and liked them very much
they came with two tweezers that had a piece like a large pecil
lead and the end and you could rotate them in the third hand. I
haven’t seen any for at least 15 years and would like some if you
find a distributor. They normally used the scizzor type spring
loaded tweezer As Carter

Another suggestion–I have one of these things also–I put the
end of the tweezers into the slot sideways, tighten the wing nuts
and then rotate the tweezer to the position I need. The
alligator clips don’t take the heat, and are usually not strong
enough to hold tweezers.

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