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Wanted GRS Benchmate

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« on: February 03, 2016, 03:41:30 pm »

Second what Dick said. And also don't give up on your club getting access to one. Our club gets donations from retired/deceased rockhounds all the time with all kinds of wondrous stuff. Just let the folks know that if something like that shows up or if some one calls trying to get rid of stuff to let you know. Rockhounds, on the whole, are the nicest folks in the world and usually extremely helpful.

The third hands are THE ABSOLUTE BEST I've ever used. They're incredibly steady and making prong sets are a snap using it with one additional third hand. Things stay where you put them, and that's always the hardest thing when it comes to soldering. I use it more than anything else on the GRS, and I have the one with most of the goodies. I even have a ring holder that will work with it that's not a GRS tool.

I made a base holder that fits into the GRS out of a universal holder that is great to hold small things for engraving, just soldered a piece of thick bar brass on to a screw that fits into the universal hold. It works really well.

You know, GRS also makes an inside ring holder that is held in a vise.http://www.ebay.com/itm/GRS-Inside-Ring-Holder-for-Vises-G04-679-/172045134295?hash=item280eb069d7:g:MYsAAOSwUdlWgtb8 It's considerably cheaper than the entire Benchmate package. I've also seen these by other makers, but couldn't find the links.

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