Third hand PCB vise

by Geir, published

Third hand PCB vise by Geir May 1, 2011

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I have this ‘Third hand’ http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/tools/a4bb/ I never use the magnifying glass but would love to have a PCB vise. So I made this adaptation. It’s not the sturdiest of vises due to the Third hand base, but good enough for my work. I might make a full vise later on.


All the holes are under sized for drill up to correct size. The guides used is from an old spot light rail, but any tubing 6-8mm could be used (just drill the holes accordingly).
The position is locked by two M6 hex bolts (15mm or cut to size) and you need to tap hole (drill up to 5mm and tap with M6).

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Very nice! I put some construction notes in the picture of my copy.


Bra design, Geir

Skal printe denne når jeg får tid;)

Also don't print the left and right sides with a raft. This will block the PCB slots.

I think this is a great idea. I was planning to make a PCB vise and you beat me to it. This will come in handy on the new Arduino projects.

There are some other PCB vises out there. I remember this one from a awhile ago: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:907http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... and there are more just search "PCB" They might give you ideas on how to do the base.

PCB Holder Mrk II.
by vietor

Wow, I like it.

looks very professional. Thx for the design.