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Multipurpose helping hand. CNC machined anodized base. Smooth arms for precise positioning. Suction tape, screw or clamp mounting.
Multipurpose helping hand. CNC machined anodized base. Smooth arms for precise positioning. Suction tape, screw or clamp mounting.
Multipurpose helping hand. CNC machined anodized base. Smooth arms for precise positioning. Suction tape, screw or clamp mounting.
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Mini Hand - The Most Versatile Third Hand

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Design

Mini Hand is designed to be extremely versatile, yet affordable. The first time you hold it, you'll feel the quality of the materials. The base is precisely machined from a billet of aluminum, then anodized for a beautiful finish. 

To ensure a satisfying user experience, the arms and clips are carefully assembled to achieve the proper balance between smoothness and holding power.

Each arm is drilled out by hand and fitted with components. Thread locker is used to ensure the clip remains attached throughout the life of its use. The clips are also covered with heat shrink to prevent marring of the work surface.

The Mini Hand base includes suction tape. This tape will adhere Mini Hand to any non-porous surface and can be removed without leaving behind any sticky residue.

Suction tape is long lasting and can be easily cleaned using a low strength tape. It can be used on a variety of smooth non-porous surfaces such as tabletops, metal, plastic, glass and counter tops.

Using the suction tape is easy. Simply press Mini Hand firmly to the work surface and that's it. Removing it requires lifting at a corner,

 Uses

The various mounting options allow Mini Hand to be used anywhere. Whether its mounted with suction tape, clamped to a table, or screwed to a workbench or wall, Mini Hand can handle it. 

C-clamps or bar clamps are convenient ways to secure Mini Hand to your work station or on the go.

The countersunk screw holes designed into the base allows Mini Hand to be firmly attached to any surface. This provides a more permanent secure mount.

Special Add-Ons

Mini Hand is meant to be versatile. We sell a variety of arms that enable you to customize your Mini Hand for your needs. Additional arms include a universal clamp, fume extractor, swivel and varying lengths. Arms are easy to swap or add, and require only an adjustable wrench.

 The universal clamp can hold a variety of items and can be reused again and again.

Goal

Our goal of $20,000 will allow us to produce the quantity we need to keep the price of the Mini Hand affordable.

Stretch Goals

Stretch Goal 25K - $25,000 - Silicone clip cover Upgrade!

Stretch Goal 50K - $50,000 - Swivel Clip Upgrade!

Stretch Goal 75K - $75,000 - More colors Upgrade!

Stretch Goal 100K - $100,000 - Secret Upgrade!

Risks and challenges

Hobby Creek has had experience with providing top quality holding tools. With the successful delivery of thousands of Third Hands, Mini Hand will be no exception. Many challenges such as design, sourcing, and assembly have been overcome with our previous products and design iterations. All that remains is to produce Mini Hand in quantities that allow us to keep it as affordable as possible.

One challenge we foresee is the possibility of an exceptionally large demand. Super large quantities may take longer to procure, but not impossible.

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    **Big Fan**

    Your selfless contributions help our dreams become a reality. We really appreciate your support and will send you a 3D printed keychain of the Mini Hand base!

    Rewards: 3D printed keychain of Mini Hand's base and a big thank you!

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