The Jigs Up quickly and securely holds and releases the following RC connectors: XT30, XT60, XT90, Deans T and mini T connectors, Traxxas, Multiplex 6 pin connector, Deans Micro 2 pin, 3 pin & 4 pin connectors and virtually any size bullet connector used for RC applications. Helping hand and alligator clips are included with your purchase. Alligator clips used in the back of the jig are a fairly tight hand pressed fit.
The holes on top of the jig are used to hold 3.5mm, 4mm, 5mm, 5.5mm, 6mm, 6.5 mm and 8mm bullet connectors. Note: The alligator clips are a fairly tight hand-pressed fit into the two holes that are in the back side of the jig.
The “v” slots on the front of the jig is used to hold the 2mm bullet connectors and the pins for the Traxxas connectors.
The slot on the right side of the jig is used for a XT60 connector, Traxxas, Multiplex 6 pin, and the Deans T connectors.
The slot on the left side of the jig is used for Deans 2-pin, 3-pin, and 4-pin micro connectors. Instructions for “The Jigs Up”
The video clip on the website will show us soldering a Deans T Connector, a 3.5mm bullet connector, and a 2mm bullet connector. ******To start out: make sure that your soldering iron is HOT!!!!
We recommend that you tin both the wire and the connector pin to be soldered with a liberal amount of solder.
Now place the wire on top of the connector pin and place the “hot” soldering tip on top of the wire until the solder melts…
Then take the soldering tip away from the wire and hold the wire in place for a few seconds until the solder cools……..
This will give you a good connection!
(Note: The Jigs Up can also be placed on top of the wire while you tin the wire)
* "I have used the "The Jigs Up" for several months now and all I can say is it is wonderful. It has taken a difficult task and made it into a simple enjoyable task. A simple design that does everything exactly as advertised. I would never try and solder any connector without the jig and I keep it in my field box for just in case field repairs." Charles T. Youngblood (Lexington, SC)
* "As a hobby shop owner I and my staff are constantly using the soldering iron for every type of plug imaginable! My customers were constantly ribbing me about my pliers wrapped in elastics that I used to hold stuff. When a customer showed me 'The Jigs Up' I had to have one and I had to sell 'em. They are fantastic!!! No burnt hands and crappy solder jobs!!! Tony - Leading Edge Hobbies (Kingston, Ontario)
* "The Jigs Up is amazing. I have fussed with trying to hold wires & connectors using "Extra Hands" those silly allegator clips on swivel joints for years with out much success. Your tool holds the connector, or wire exactly where it needs to be. The solder connection is quick & easy, thanks. Steve - (TUCSON, AZ )
* "My Wife gave me one as an X-Mas Gift and I have to tell you it is GREAT. Used it yesterday and this is one of the BEST TOOLS I have on my RC Desk. Your product is wonderful and any person who owns a soldering iron should have one, thank you." - Mike (Mesa, Arizona)
* "I received mine, and it is a very nice unit. It works so much better than a pair of pliers and a rubber band to keep things steady. Makes it so easy to solder Deans plugs. Well worth the money!" - Ed (Kentucky)
* "I just tried my jig today on a couple of deans plugs, and it was great. It lets you focus on a nice joint, and not on fiddling with things slipping around. The solder joints I made look nicer than my usual ones, and the experience was a pleasure" - Valaoritis (Manhattan)
* "I used it ,first time ,last night and it was a dream, the first time I've soldered a Dean's without getting third degree burns to a least one finger ,LOL. The other really great thing when soldering the Dean's connector you can solder the negative, then turn the block on it's end to do the positive which saves me a heap of time, I used to have to wait for the first joint to cool then re-position the plug to solder the second.
Needless to say I'm wrapped in the jig's up!"- JIM (Melbourne, Australia)
* "A must have for any serious hobbyist! I got hooked and soldered everything in sight... All my a123 packs were completed and miscellaneous leads. Thank you for such an innovative product." Ed - Miami, FL area dentist
* "I made a very similar jig from a block of Mica several years ago. Until then, I'd had more burned fingers, and poor soldered joints than I can accurately count. Now I can keep a full covering of skin on my hands, and I never have to spend time re-soldering "cold connections" I guarantee you'll bless the day you bought this" - Dennis
* "When you need to put a screw into those helicopter micro servo arms, you cannot hold the tiny screw and can barely grip the servo arm. It makes you want to throw the heli away when you are faced with replacing the screw. I used your jig to hold the servo arm and used needle nose pliers to start the screw. It worked perfectly." -Mike(Florida)