Soldering Fingers

by mistertech, published

Soldering Fingers by mistertech Aug 19, 2016

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While this isn't strictly a remix, I wanted to give "idig3d" credit for the inspiration. I created a soldering helping hands http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1635453 but when I saw idig3d's version, I liked the simplicity and faster build time. I thought I'd create one that was similar but had additional grooves and a tapered top. Here is my interpretation.

Note: In the pictures, it looks like it's floating a bit. That's because I put little adhesive rubber feet so it won't slide along my workspace while soldering.

Please share comments and makes!

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I think printing on a lower resolution in this case would be beneficial as it would create more friction to hold the wires. Sort of a built in saw tooth if you will.

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Super idea. Ive been joining wires for years by hand. Well done for this design. I was thinking for people like me and other similarly cack-handed folk it would be useful to add weight or some holes whereby it can be screwed down to a surface.

Thank you!

I added rubber feet to the bottom of mine which helps it from skating all over the work surface.

I'll have to think about a way to add weight to it. I like that idea.

Thanks again for the compliments.

Awesome design - hate that someone is monetizing your design (prior ebay link), reported to ebay

Great idea! Thank you for creating it!

You're very welcome! I'm glad you like it.

Thanks, i just printed this. I think it will be really useful.

Well, looks like it went commercial

I suspect that seller has more items, that are prohibited for commercial use

Being sold through Fast Lad Performance (helis drones and other RC flying stuff)

I have already contacted this seller last year and they refuse to comply. I'll contact eBay.

Thanks you.

I just filed an ebay report as well. It might take a couple to get the seller shut down. Chip in everyone.

Nice! I've been needing something like this.


Which application did you use to draw it? I want to learn draw something for me.


I created this in Autodesk 123D. I'd start with www.tinkercad.com (That's how I started). I then went to 123D and now I'm using Fusion 360. Starting with tinkercad will help you with the concepts first and then you'll naturally move up as you outgrow the software.

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Wondering if it would make sense printing that with flex material, probably "holds" the wire even more... think I'll try.

I don't know but I'd love to hear what your results are!

Looks to work fine, just posted my Make! Will probably print one in PLA as comparison...

Simply brilliant!!!
Thank you so much!!

Got a project coming up so this is now being printed. Thank you for your efforts.

Use with sticky tac to REALLY hold some stuff! I like, nice work.

That's not cool. Thank you for letting me know.

Only good thing about the thieving gits is that they think that it's "the neatest product we have ever come across for soldering"

Great addition to my workbench, thanks for sharing...

I'm glad you like it. I hope it helps you make great things!

Very handy tool! Works great

That's great! I'm glad that you like it.

This is genius i been looking for something like this because i cant press the small clamps on the one you buy, how did i not come up with this, its so simple yet so genius

I thought the same thing when I ran across the model that inspired mine. So much easier for most if my soldering needs.

Thanks for the great feedback!

No more burnt fingers! :D

I'm glad you like it!

This is one of those "why didn't I think of that" objects. I love it and will be printing one shortly.

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