The Original Spider is most often used on silver jewelry with a back plate size of over The Original Spider Hold Down Tool was developed to assist in placement of embellishments and Bails that are sometimes difficult to position. Many times it is cumbersome to use the conventional Third Hand due to its limited flexibility, high heat sink properties and it propensity to slide forward when adjusting placement . The Spider makes positioning embellishments that are to small to hold a much easier task, It allows you to place components accurately without having to fiddle with adjustments that may change when the solder melts and saves time when setting up to solder small components.1 square inch,
The Cold Rolled Steel Original Spider is delivered with 3 Legs whose angles are approximately 90, 45 and 22.5 degrees.
Also included below is a comparison picture of the Original Spider (the larger Spider) and the Spider Mini (the smaller Spider).
Made in USA with American labor and materials. One video is available here. If you're not convinced you need one yet, more thorough demonstration videos are also available on Youtube,com. Just look up Spider Hold Down Tool David Smith
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