This Helping Hands set is exactly what I expected it to be after reading the description. It is heavy, solid, simple and well made. Starting with the careful packaging, the attention to detail shows. Included is a small bag with non-scratch discs to place (at your option) on the magnet ends of the arms. There is also a small card describing the effect of doing so. Ultimate hold strength is diminished by using the discs, but if they are used, its easier to slide the arms into a location without scratching the base. I felt the arms held well enough, even with the discs installed, so I elected to install them. The clips themselves are much nicer than those on helping hands sets I have owned before. The clips are stainless steel and have a strong spring. They thread onto a post on the end of the arm. There is a knurled lock nut which allows you to spin the clip to any position, then lock it there. In my case, I needed something a bit bigger, so I removed the clips on two arms and installed plastic spring clips. This was easily done by drilling a hole in the handle of the spring clip, then using the knurled nut to clamp it to the arm. I think many items such as a light or a magnifier could be modded to fit on these arms since the thread is a standard pitch. The arms are so well made that they could easily find many purposes in other locations. I wondered if I would need all 5 arms, but I am glad to have them after seeing the build quality. I haven't even mentioned how nice the yellow powder coating on the base is. The weight feels right, and the size seems perfect. Highly recommended !