Steve I just saw this review very informative. I think I was the one you corrected last summer. So these are great additions to our arsonol of stuff we carry and need. I have been using them for laser holding for chairlift jobs etc. work great as a free standing stand.
Yes I was the one that corrected a fact in your report. I'm total with you that they need to be in the arsenal of tools. They are very helpful for the guy that is working alone or with others. I will add the little hand as that size if very helpful also.
Just in the last week:
I have used the Upper Hands for one man support under a heat exchanger inside of an HVAC unit to hold it in place while I disassembled the housing of the unit.
The org. Third hands were used to level two 16 foot LVLs, easy to move just a fraction of a mm to hit the laser line.
Used them also as out feed supports.
Also as horizontal supports to hold things against the wall while working on them.
Things that I have found are:
The magnet laser level fits the bottom diameter pole best and when you move up to the smaller (inside pole) it can't have both sides magnets touching the pole. Either a shim or one side hinged would solve that.
All so the tripod legs bottom center poll support has not clamping force to the pole so that can come out and create a unstable situation..... when you are moving and setting it up. I wish the bottom pole support had a screw clamp like the top does.