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Old 03-30-2016, 09:01 AM
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I'm currently using one that, for this brand of RC is awful. it actually worked pretty well with my mini quad small wires, but now all it does is drive me absolutely crazy. Tips over, can't handle the larger bullet connectors, you name it.

This is it, and it's ready for the trash



Hoping someone can point me to something that actually works.
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Old 03-30-2016, 11:11 AM
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I use this. $15 from ebay.

It works great, bullet connectors sit in the holes, alligator clips set in the holes okay too for wire-to-wire soldering.





You can put it in a vise, or, something like a channelock plier with a rubber band on the handles so it doesn't get away from you.
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Ah man, i think i actually have one of those laying around some place, i had totally forgotten about.
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I just use a simple jewlers tool that has almost a "tweezer" attachment that you can detach. The base is a big circle so it doesn't move. It doesn't have two hands, etc. but it holds what I need in place and I can go from there.
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I just use a simple jewlers tool that has almost a "tweezer" attachment that you can detach. The base is a big circle so it doesn't move. It doesn't have two hands, etc. but it holds what I need in place and I can go from there.
My amazon search of 'jewelers tool' didn't necessarily turn up what you describe, but it did turn up 2lb mini anvil . Who can live without that!?
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Originally Posted by thirtydaZe View Post
I'm currently using one that, for this brand of RC is awful. it actually worked pretty well with my mini quad small wires, but now all it does is drive me absolutely crazy. Tips over, can't handle the larger bullet connectors, you name it.

This is it, and it's ready for the trash



Hoping someone can point me to something that actually works.
Take off the magnifying glass.

I've been using one of these for years without issue....
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3rd hand, Has lighted magnifying glass

The Jigs Up Alligator clips and extra block w/alligator clip, Holder for bullet connector made of Bakelite, doesn't soak up heat while soldering. Mini Dean's & Dean's connectors.
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I also use the Jigs Up, the RCPROPLUS Soldering station, and a 3 clip helping hands depending on the task.
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