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big hands

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:16 pm
by Mazatlan
My hands and fingers are XXL. Does anyone know of tools like nut drivers, tweezers, and the like for large hands in small spaces. :ugeek:

Re: big hands

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:34 pm
by Burngate
Last time I went to collect my medication the pharmacist said I had beautiful hands.
Be that as it may, they still won't fit where they need to be to undo that last PH00 screw.

Putting "precision tools" into Google brings up a wealth of links - you might find some of them useful, though you can spend a lot of money if you're not careful

Re: big hands

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:10 pm
by RhE
I have a tool that I use all the time. Do not know what to call it so I will try and describe it. It looks like a pen. When you press on the top spring loaded wire fingers extend from the bottom. Put a screw into the fingers and the spring retracts the fingers to hold the screw. You can then start the screw and switch to a screw driver to finish. I first saw this tool used by model railroaders. It has saved me from screws dropped behind mother boards more than once.

Re: big hands

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:20 pm
by Andyroo
Pick up tool or cotton claw

No idea where the last comes from but a search finds them :o Very handing in wargame modelling esp for 6mm single figures.

Re: big hands

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:28 pm
by mooblie
RhE wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:10 pm
I have a tool that I use all the time. Do not know what to call it so I will try and describe it. It looks like a pen. When you press on the top spring loaded wire fingers extend from the bottom. Put a screw into the fingers and the spring retracts the fingers to hold the screw. You can then start the screw and switch to a screw driver to finish. I first saw this tool used by model railroaders. It has saved me from screws dropped behind mother boards more than once.
This sort of thing? :
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It's a Kleps 2600 grip test probe.

Re: big hands

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:36 pm
by mahjongg
No that is no good for picking up small things, he means something like this:
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Re: big hands

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:13 pm
by mooblie
That is good, mahjongg. Do you have a name/product manufacturer's details for that item?
(I'd like to get one.)

Re: big hands

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:59 pm
by stevend
Try searching for "screw gripper"
Examples:
https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/screwdrivers/0547975/
https://www.kctoolco.com/wera-073680-sc ... ewdrivers/
https://www.amazon.com/Felo-0715750078- ... way&sr=8-3
https://www.amazon.com/Felo-0715750074- ... ay&sr=8-17

I've also got one for cross-head screws, but can't remember where it came from.
Similarly you can get tools specially for undoing certain coaxial connectors - e.g. BNC, F-type - and pliers with extra-long and/or cranked ends

Re: big hands

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:07 pm
by mahjongg
mooblie wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:13 pm
That is good, mahjongg. Do you have a name/product manufacturer's details for that item?
(I'd like to get one.)
Chinese from aliexpress: https://nl.aliexpress.com/item/32759206262.html

but many other sellers too, this was just one random pick.
sorry if it leads to the dutch version of aliexpress, don't know how to avoid that.

Re: big hands

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:51 am
by mooblie
Brilliant! Thanks for the information, everybody.