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RCGroups RC Car Quick Tips - Simple Third Hand Tool

A quick tip for a 'third hand' to help you in the pits or on the bench when soldering.


Quick and easy third hand tool for soldering

Sometimes you don't have enough hands for the RC task that you are trying to complete and there is nobody nearby to help out. This is especially true when it comes to soldering trackside or even on your workbench. Here is a quick and easy tip to create your own third hand tool.

Take a pair of needle-nose pliers or other similar tool and wrap the handles with a rubber band. Then you can slip a motor into the rubber band for soldering on the wire leads. The pliers will function as a sturdy base while the rubber band holds the motor in position.

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Last edited by Paul Onorato; Jun 11, 2013 at 02:10 PM..


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Old Jun 13, 2013, 06:16 AM
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I do this all the time. Works great!!
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I use a V-block
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I do that all the time Works great. I also use an old fly tying vice for delicate stuff.
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