Description: These plastic Flexible Coolant Pipes have been primarily used to spray refrigeration or washing fluid for machine tools but, thanks to their articulation, they can be used in a multitude of different ways as well. We use them as extra arms for our third hand.
The coolant pipes are 1ft long with a nozzle diameter of 3.5mm and ½"-20 pipe thread.
Based on 2 ratings:
1 of 1 found this helpful:
I ordered 8 of these pipes and 2 of them had a loose segment that wouldn’t stay in place. This made them not usable as helping hands.
2 of 2 found this helpful:
I ordered 2 extra pipes to augment my 3rd hand setup (TOL-11784) and they worked fine. They are a good price as long as the shipping cost is spread out over multiple products. There was a range of flexibility between the 4 pipes. Recommended.
Because these are so inexpensive, if I were king sparkfun I would have an accessory pack that included (2) 1ft pipes, (2) 6 inch pipes and (4) alligator clips and (2) 90 degree nozzles. The 6 inch pipes are useful for holding the heavy stuff or when you can’t get a tight enough bend on the longer ones.
The kit would be inexpensive enough that you wouldn’t feel bad if you didn’t need all the parts right away.