Qty:1

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$9.90
+ $4.99 shipping
Sold by: STARK ELECTRONIC
Add to Cart
$10.21
+ $5.99 shipping
Sold by: Ace Electronics-Houston
Add to Cart
$16.39
+ Free Shipping
Sold by: Eio
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Eclipse 902-227 Octopus Helping Hands
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Eclipse 902-227 Octopus Helping Hands


List Price: $19.99
Price: $15.95 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $4.04 (20%)
Only 14 left in stock.
Sold by Rocket Sales and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
8 new from $9.90 1 used from $19.95

Year-End Deals in Tools & Home Improvement Year-End Deals in Tools & Home Improvement


Frequently Bought Together

Eclipse 902-227 Octopus Helping Hands + Hakko CHP-170 Micro Soft Wire Cutter, 1.5mm Stand-off, Flush Cut, 2.5mm Hardened Carbon Steel Construction, 21-Degree Angled Jaw, 8mm Jaw Length, 16 Gauge Maximum Cutting Capacity
Price for both: $20.32

Buy the selected items together


Product Information

Technical Details
Part Number 902-227
Item Weight8 ounces
Product Dimensions12.2 x 6.5 x 1.5 inches
Item model number902-227
  
Additional Information
ASINB003WNY83M
Best Sellers Rank #11,516 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First AvailableJuly 21, 2010
  
Feedback
 

Product Description

Octopus Helping Hands

Customer Reviews

The magnifying glass is nice, and is the perfect power.
Lee Hoover
I was a little hesitant because it looks pretty light duty, but I am very happy with this.
Shaun J. Lindow
This is a excellent helping hands, I like the design which makes my job simpler now. .
Aulio Diaz

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Sparrowlord01 on February 24, 2011
Verified Purchase
I purchased one of these to assist me when I am building plastic models a month or so ago. It is not that expensive, however it is also not that high in quality.

When the device arrived, I was somewhat disappointed. It looked like it had been badly cobbled together from assorted off the shelf parts. Within a week, the plastic piece to the large clamp that holds it tight on the desk broke off. The plastic was very poor quality and had simply split and fallen off. To their credit, the company who sold it to me did back it up and send out a replacement. But I am sure it is only a matter of time before the replacement has the same issue. The plastic base on the new one is already starting to develop what looks like a stress fracture around the large hole that the big clamp slides into on it's side.

One more thing that kind of baffles me. The kit comes with 4 alligator clamp attachments, a small magnetic attachment (one would assume for small metal parts.), and a magnifier. That's six attachments. However, the device only has 4 holes so you cannot use all of them at the same time. You would think that they could have put in a few more hole for the remaining attachments... Oh yes, Almost forgot, the attachments are held in place (supposed to be anyways.) by a metal thumbscrew that screws in horizontally from the side of the base, into each hole. These screws are pretty useless. After a while, the attachments get so loose that the screws will no longer hold them in properly. If the unit had 6 holes, then this wouldn't be as much of an issue, because you could just glue the attachments in the holes permanently, but if you do that, you will lose the use of 2 of the attachments permanently. This is NOT a really smart design...
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Rocco on November 11, 2011
Verified Purchase
I agree with a previous reviewer and did the same thing as him where i just drilled out more holes and glued the extra arms i needed in there. works like a charm.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Aulio Diaz on March 24, 2011
Verified Purchase
I had some of the metal ones, also sold here on amazon. After some time of use, they get rusty and the bolts do not tie very well.In addition,the metal ones are not very stable due to base usually is very small. With this type of helping hand you do not get those problems. Since they are not made from metal they do not get rusty and since it has flexible arm you do not have to deal with bolts getting loose. The base is clamped, so you do not have to worry about the helping hands felling over if you want to grad something heavy. The only things I did not like about it were, the green color on the base (I painted black) and that it only have holes for 4 arms and it comes with 6 different type of arms. Therefore, I added two more. In addition I glue a 6 by 4 aluminum plate to the base, so that way I do not have to use the clamp. However, The modifications are matter of taste. This is a excellent helping hands, I like the design which makes my job simpler now. .

I did not give it a 5 start because the plastic feel a little cheap. I know they could have done a better quality.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lee Hoover on May 30, 2013
Verified Purchase
If I was to build a device myself to do what this does, this would pretty much be it. I'm very happy that I selected this over the standard "Helping Hands" type of station. With the lightweight base that can be secured a number of ways, it's safe to put on my guitar. I just got it, and I've already used it for a variety of things... but mostly to work on my music gear.

First of all, I'll address other comments.

1. It came well packaged, and the items didn't move around at all. If they did, I wouldn't really care. It's not going to hurt anything.

2. You don't have to crank this thing down so hard that it cracks the plastic! How heavy of a project do you think this can handle??

The white plastic piece does pop off, but it's by design. You can pop it right back on. If you break it, or you crack the base, you're probably cranking it down too hard,

A little common sense here... If you're doing a heavy job, these wire-armed clamps probably won't hold it up to begin with. Get one of the Helping Hands with the iron base, or secure it to something permanently like another reviewer did. For the type of thing this is designed for, you don't have to tighten it down that much. I used a couple hair ties to hold it to my guitar body, and that worked fine.

3. The screws that hold the attachments in are minimally effective. They basically keep them from falling out... period. They won't keep the arms from rotating... but you would usually WANT them to freely rotate. It's the up and down motion that you want stability in, and they have it.

Yes, it has six attachments, but four holes.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David Burkhart on June 3, 2014
Verified Purchase
I saw previous reviews about the green base lacking enough holes to fit all of the accessory arms and breaking when tightening the clamp. But, I thought, if worst came to worst, I'll get a small block of wood, drill a few holes, and solve all of that.

Honestly, the base seems very sturdy to me. I think the result of breakage came about from severely over-tightening the clamp. Really, guys (or gals) - you don't have to clamp everything you get your hands on as tight as you can get it. If what you are putting into this thing is so heavy it breaks the hold of a slightly snugged clamp, then the arms are not going to be able to hold it up anyway - even the sturdy, stiff arms that are included.

Anyhow, the manufacturer may have modified the base slightly. Mine came with 4 arm holes in the top and an additional 4 on the sides (2 on the left, 2 on the right) near the top holes. Although, two more on the top side may have been more useful. But, this may reduce the structural integrity of the base, give the over-clampers more to complain about.

I see myself building a variety of bases for these arms to give myself a variety of configurations - a long base for long boards, a tall base for elevated project needs, etc. It's so simple to create your own bases for these arms, why not? Just drill a few holes and voila!

I just wish I could buy more arms separately - plus bigger or longer arms, should the need arise.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews