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Third-hand tweezers


#1

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


#2

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.


#3
    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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#4

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


#5

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


#6

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.