SE MZ101B Helping Hands with Magnifying Glass

SE MZ101B Helping Hand with Magnifying Glass

  • Built-in magnifying glass (4x) aids in minute detail work
  • 2 Alligator clips on 4-way swivels-holds items securely (leaving hands free)
  • Heavy-duty base for stability
  • Comes in blister packaging
  • Great for hobbyists, electricians, jewelers, and users who work with solder or small details
SE is proud to present our Helping Hand with Magnifying Glass—perfect for hobbyists, electricians, jewelers, and everyday users while soldering and working with small parts and details. The magnifier and clips will adjust to most angles, and the magnifier greatly reduces the need for extra visual aid. Features of this product include:
• Magnification: 4x
• 2 Alligator clips on 4-way swivels
• Adjustable magnifier and clips in various angles
• Heavy-duty base

List Price: $ 8.93 Price: $ 7.89

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3 Responses to SE MZ101B Helping Hands with Magnifying Glass

  1. Jody Nobles says:
    38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    PAID FOR ITSELF IN AN HOUR, February 25, 2011
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    Jody Nobles (Kansas City, MO) –

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    This review is from: SE MZ101B Helping Hands with Magnifying Glass (Tools & Home Improvement)

    I love this little helping hand — can’t believe how handy it is. As a jewelry designer, it’s a must have for holding bracelets while I add parts to it. The adjustable arms work perfectly so that I can customize to the size of the item I’m working on. I have found it just as helpful with necklaces, because of how wide I can adjust the clips. Also, the clips are quite strong, so no chance of anything falling off.

    When it came in the mail, it was totally assembled, however, the nuts were so tight, I had to ask my other half to loosen them so I can move everything as I need. He fussed at me for spending so much money on another tool. He thought it cost between $30 and $50. He quit fussing when I told him how affordable it was. It is definitely worth the price.

    In order to keep it from tipping over, I keep the magnifier toward the back to give it balance (that’s all I use the magnifier for). That gives it enough weight to counter the weight of the jewelry I’m working on. I have a magnifying lamp that I use for better vision, so the magnifier serves no other purpose than for balance — but it works perfectly. This tool has ended a lot of frustration, making my work much more enjoyable.

    I’m planning to buy a second one so I can have two pieces in progress at the same time.

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  2. Bill says:
    39 of 43 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    It’s OK, May 1, 2009
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    Bill

    This review is from: SE MZ101B Helping Hands with Magnifying Glass (Tools & Home Improvement)

    Some assembly is required, but there are no directions. You have to figure it out from the pictures and looking at the pieces you have. But it’s mostly assembled. Also, it was a bit “tippy” until I figued out to put the second to last “arm” on the glass forward and the last arm heading to the back. (This puts more weight to the front.)

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  3. David Reed "BigDfrom AZ" says:
    18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Better Than Expected, December 5, 2011
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    David Reed “BigDfrom AZ” (Bellevue, NE) –
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    This review is from: SE MZ101B Helping Hands with Magnifying Glass (Tools & Home Improvement)

    I bought this for use with some hobby electronics soldering. After reading the reviews I figured I knew what to expect and for a little over $6 shipped (gotta love Amazon Prime) I took the leap. Some people complained that it was not assembled and came without instructions. Mine was ready to go and completely assembled out of the box. Others complained that the magnifying glass rattled around with the parts and was scratched. Mine was wrapped in plastic and cardboard and as I said earlier, it was completely assembled. Others complained that it is “tippy”, and I fully intended to mount it to a board and make a little portable soldering station. I don’t find it “tippy” or uneven at all. For what I will use it for it is perfect. It totally exceeded my expectations given the reviews. I hope everyone else who orders this has the same experience I had. Maybe I’m lucky, and I’m sure there is some validity to the other reviewers complaints, but this is exactly what I had hoped for.

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