This post is part of my video blog: In The Lab With Jay Jay.
In this video I unbox two “different” helping hands (AKA “third hand”) only to discover they are the same TE-801 model.
I purchased these separately on AliExpress:
- 3 Hand Soldering Iron Stand Welding Tool With Magnifying Glass Illuminated LED Alligator Clip Holder Clamp Helping Repair
- Desktop Soldering Holder Welding Equipment Auxiliary Tool Third Hand Helping Repair Tool Magnifier LED Lighting Soldering Stand
They are exactly the same product so if you’re planning to purchase might as well get the cheapest option. Note that the first link above also has a separate more expensive option which is actually a different product, I didn’t get one of those.
In addition to unboxing these third hands I also add some 4mm heat shrink to the alligator clips to take the bite out of the teeth.
Note: in this video I have the annoying habit of calling “heat shrink”, “shrink wrap”. The correct term is heat shrink, shrink wrap is a different type of thing.
In the video I use 4mm yellow heat shrink:
- 10 Meter Thermoresistant Heat Shrink Tube Cable Sleeve Wire Protector Shrink Wrapping Heat Shrinkable Sheath Heat-shrink Tubing
The hot air gun I use is a part of my Horusdy Soldering Station.
The batteries I use are Duracell AAA batteries.
My gloves are:
- 24Pieces/12 Pairs Work Gloves For PU Palm Coating Safety Protective Glove Nitrile Professional Safety Suppliers Color: PU1350NV -DMF; Size: S