Neiko 01902 Adjustable Helping Hand With Magnifying Glass | Dual Alligator Clips Reviews

Neiko 01902 Adjustable Helping Hand With Magnifying Glass | Dual Alligator Clips

  • Heavy duty cast iron base keeps unit upright and provides stability and keeps objects secure while working
  • Equipped with a 2x magnifying glass on adjustable arm for precision work without eyestrain
  • Dual alligator spring clamps on adjustable arms securely hold components, work pieces, small electronics and appliances steady
  • Mirror and clamps are mounted on adjustable ball joints to position and view work at any angle
  • Frees hands for safe soldering, gluing, positioning, fastening, and assembly
Helping hand tool with magnifier. Heavy duty cast iron base. 2-1/2-Inch, 2X magnifying glass for precision work without eyestrain. Dual alligator spring clamps hold work piece steady.

List Price: $ 7.49 Price: $ 6.99

3 Responses to Neiko 01902 Adjustable Helping Hand With Magnifying Glass | Dual Alligator Clips Reviews

  1. Kenai 42 says:
    60 of 64 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    NOT AS SHOWN! Buyer beware – this unit does …, November 5, 2015
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    Kenai 42 (New Jersey) –

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    This review is from: Neiko 01902 Adjustable Helping Hand With Magnifying Glass | Dual Alligator Clips (Tools & Home Improvement)
    NOT AS SHOWN! Buyer beware – this unit does NOT have thumb screw locks on the alligator clips, it is the cheap crimped on clips that have kept getting loose on previous versions I have used. I bought this specifically to resolve that problem. Clips are loose, rotate under the weight of a wire and fall off after several uses.

  2. Friagram says:
    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Good for small projects, October 4, 2015
    By 
    Friagram (Silicon Valley) –

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    This review is from: Neiko 01902 Adjustable Helping Hand With Magnifying Glass | Dual Alligator Clips (Tools & Home Improvement)
    It is okay, but not great. It will get the job done for simple/small tasks like soldering. Adjustments are difficult, and this device is not large enough for medium to large sized objects. If you only need to work on small PCBs and tiny parts, this will work. Larger projects will require a larger base (I have found that small vices work).

    – base is cast potmetal, not as sturdy as it could be, had to file it to sit flat
    – joints do not always hold position
    – alligator clips are weak at the swivel and could bend/break, also bite into components.
    – joints require pliers to create enough tension to hold position

    + low cost, comes fully assembled
    + magnifier is removable
    + adjustable to most angles (though not always easy)

    I ended up removing the magnifier and replacing it with a 4in Tasco magnifier, as it used the same screw to mount it, and it is world’s better. The focal angles of the stock magnifier are just too small.
    The alligator clips were a bit wobbly, so I melted a decent amount of solder into the joint where it is crimped on, and the clips are much sturdier now.

  3. J. Grieco says:
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Not as shown in picture. Replaced by cheaper version., January 7, 2016
    By 
    J. Grieco
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    This review is from: Neiko 01902 Adjustable Helping Hand With Magnifying Glass | Dual Alligator Clips (Tools & Home Improvement)
    Does not come as shown. I bought this unit specifically for the little adjustable pieces that hold on the clips. The unit that I received is not like the picture and just has flimsy little crimp on clips. Same problem as another 1 star reviewer. Unit is not as shown, is very flimsy, and is hard to tighten. I will be returning it.

    UPDATE: It looks like Amazon or the seller has updated the picture of the clamps. This unit has the crimp on clamps.

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