Makers and electronics enthusiasts but would like to have a little more control and clamp any development boards they may be soldiering into position may be interested in a new gadget which is now available from Adafruit in the form of the Stickvise PCB Vise and Stickvise High Temperature PTFE Jaws.
The PCB holder allows you to rest your hands directly on the table while soldering and is also capable of fitting under a microscope if required allow you to keep your work area constantly in focus for $29.95
Are you still looking for that perfect PCB holder? The low profile PCB Stickvise might be just the thing you need! Set the width slightly smaller than the size of your work-piece, compress the spring, slide your PCB into place, and release the springs. Easy, fast, and repeatable.
While the design is simple, it doesn’t limit you and is totally hackable. The nylon jaws that come with the vise hold a PCB 5mm or so from the shaft, giving you clearance for most layouts. If you need something a little taller, there are 3D printable designs on the site for taller jaws, jaws with slots to keep cables out of the way, and even High Temperature PTFE Jaws.
Stickvise PCB Holder or PCB Vice features :
– Hold your PCB flat — give your arms a rest! Stickvise is not up in the air, it holds your circuit board flat so you can solder with stability at table level.
– Simple design — No half baked features or gimmicks, Stickvise just holds a circuit board in a simple, intuitive way.
– Hackable — have a special application? 3D print custom jaw plates or choose from many more tested mods to make Stickvise work for your application.
– Comes with one set of standard nylon jaws.