iKKEGOL DC/AC110-220V 5 LED 2 Lens Auxiliary Alligator Clip Magnifier Third Hand Soldering Solder iron stand : Fairly solid and the magnifying glasses are good. LEDs are just about bright enough but a

Great mix of functionality and solid build – so very nearly 5 stars. There are a lot of these helping hands tools on the market i found when i started looking for one, and each needs to be assessed on its particular balance of functionality against price. This item from ikkegol is one of the more expensive ones admittedly, but for me it had the better balance of functions and was therefore worth taking a chance on buying one. Though made in china, most items are these days and it doesn’t always mean inferior quality if you’re careful what you pick. The tool arrived well packaged in a sturdy box with the magnifying lenses – yes, lenses – wrapped in bubble wrap and slotted in next to the stand. The main lens is of a good size, made of glass and very clear, adding an excellent level of magnification. In addition to this though there is a secondary lens section with two removable smaller lenses that can be clipped on to add additional levels of magnification as necessary. With those un-clipped the mounting arm for them does not impede the view so is more than just a ‘topper’ idea to differentiate this tool from others, adding real functionality and usefulness. Also the led light on this tool is on a separate flexi-arm that can therefore be positioned very easily to avoid shadows or glare, and with its five leds adds a great level of bright, clean light to whatever you’re working on. The rest of the tools and arms are all mounted on clamps and ball-joints so have very good levels of adjustability, with screw-down friction clamping to hold things in place, though this is where this otherwise excellent little tool loses it’s fifth star from my rating.

Mildly cumbersome at times, but so damn useful.

Mildly cumbersome at times, but so damn useful.

Ikkegol dc/ac110-220v 5 led 2 lens auxiliary alligator clip magnifier third hand soldering solder iron stand. Much needed for soldering operations on small smd type pcb, a third hand for awkward situations.

  • Great mix of functionality and solid build – so very nearly 5 stars!
  • Good Value Well Made Hands Free Binocular Magnifier
  • Life just got a bit easier.

iKKEGOL DC/AC110-220V 5 LED 2 Lens Auxiliary Alligator Clip Magnifier Third Hand Soldering Solder iron stand

  • which is interchangeable with retractable small lenses when working with different multiples can choose to make work easier , but also in three different stalls stretching to increase the field of view
  • independent 5LED lighting design, magnifying glass and lighting fixtures are relatively independent , you can freely adjust the lighting distance and angle , you can also do a separate lamp used .
  • “you can use an external power supply , use an external power supply, built-in battery is automatically disconnected , external power supply, input AC 220V 50/60Hz Output DC4.8V, 500mA Built-in three AA batteries connected , if you use the battery lighting, unplug the external connector can be used.(batteries not included) “
  • Magnification: 2.5 times large lenses , small lenses 7.5 times and 10 times
  • LED auxiliary clip magnifier , illuminated AC-DC power supply

Well made, sturdy helping hand. I bought this to help when i’m painting model railway figures for macro photography. Sturdy construction to the base, which has a good weight to it. The magnifying glass is clear and appears good quality. The little clip on extra magnification lenses are a little flimsier but i’m not using those myself. The light is powerful enough and really helps bring out the detail of what you’re working on. Soldering iron holder stayed in the bag, but that as well seems of a decent build quality. Battery powered or you cna use a mains adaptor if you have a suitable one available.

A few sharp edges on the knobs, but easily removed with a modelling knife. No matter how hard you tighten them, the clamps move quite easily. However, very useful for the price.

Just what i wanted for my wargames model building. It does all i want it to do. Sold at a good price and next day delivery.

Well made, sturdy helping hand. I bought this to help when i’m painting model railway figures for macro photography. Sturdy construction to the base, which has a good weight to it. The magnifying glass is clear and appears good quality. The little clip on extra magnification lenses are a little flimsier but i’m not using those myself. The light is powerful enough and really helps bring out the detail of what you’re working on. Soldering iron holder stayed in the bag, but that as well seems of a decent build quality. Battery powered or you cna use a mains adaptor if you have a suitable one available.

Not quite as big as i had expected, but my fault for not paying attention to sizes. However i had an older one so i combined the two to give me 4 “hands”. Only major gripe would be that the central bar that holds the arms could have been a little longer. For the money a useful bit of kit.

Great product, very stable and having a place for souldering iron makes it easier.

Solid piece but could use a better gripping screws. . Fabulous to work two handed, as (at least i do) need my hands to hold my solder iron and solder 😉 but hey, any station can do thatthe unit is good quality and sits firmly on my worktop. The led light is great, slightly brighter when plugged into usb then when on (fresh) batteries. Like other reviewers, i cannot really use the solder iron holder as it slides in too deep and touches either stand or workbench. I haven’t yet used the magnifying glass, but it will come in handy once i start soldering really small stuff on pcbs. Downside: the screws to tighten everything are a bit struggling to get a good hold, making it a bit hard to keep a firm position. Ironically, the reason for this is the quality smooth hard finish of the material. Sharper ends on the screws would solve this.

Great product, very stable and having a place for souldering iron makes it easier.

Well, haven’t used much, not much of a point to buy this product.

Fairly solid and the magnifying glasses are good. Leds are just about bright enough but a. Fairly solid and the magnifying glasses are good. Leds are just about bright enough but a very blue white. Nice touch in including a usb power cable. The only problem is the screws to hold the joints in place don’t tighten well enough to the main support bar. However, a couple of pieces of sticky tape on that helps the screws grip although needs to be replaced from time to time. Good value considering the low price.

Good value well made hands free binocular magnifier. I looked at several similar items before i selected this one. I’ve used it a few times but never on battery nor with the soldering iron in the stand. It was smaller than i was expecting but its plenty big enough to do the job it was designed for. It provides good binocular vision through the magnifiers and holds the workpiece in place adequately. The led lighting is excellent. Before i purchased, i didn’t see the flexible arm for the light as a plus but it is. Its one of those things you don’t think about until you use it. My preference is to fit the workpiece clips upside down but maybe that just the best fit for my jobs. As i don’t use the battery compartment, i keep the second auxiliary lens in it.

A few sharp edges on the knobs, but quickly eliminated with a modelling knife. No issue how hard you tighten them, the clamps move really effortlessly. On the other hand, quite useful for the cost.

This is genuinely excellent for a third hand, not the lowest priced but i am content with the quality. The magnification is fantastic whilst i don’t consider i would use the lesser ones but you never ever know, the gentle is a very good addition.

A very good replacement for an old system. I bought this to replace an growing older helping fingers with worn ball joints. The base is light with out batteries in it but that is not a prob for me. The addition of the battery or usb run mild is a definite plus, now i can really see as a result of the the glass. The further magnifiers are valuable but not been applied much so far. The solder iron holder is pointless for me so i have taken off it. Overall this is a significantly far more handy and sturdy serving to fingers that it replaced, at a superior cost. Appears to be like like it will survive a few years use.

The only comment is that it needs a heavier base to stop it toppling above with the soldering iron.

Alright, but most likely would not advise it. . Not a lousy item for it is really price, but it could be far better. The thumbscrews applied to tighten factors really don’t really operate all that well and if you will not approach on placing batteries in the base then it is possibly likely to be a minor leading major to use effectively. I had planned on working with the 5v usb adaptor that will come with it to electrical power the gentle, but with out the batteries it isn’t going to have plenty of fat to make it sturdy. Preferably they need to include some weights to the foundation so you can use it with or without batteries as they intend you to.

Flimsy unstable foundation, tightening screws do not maintain appropriately.