Nirvana Posted November 7, 2015 Share #1 Posted November 7, 2015 (edited) This review and introduction of the VandaLay Industries - product Hold it Plus - is from a pure personal point of view and not related to the company. I bought this along with another tool that will be reviewed as well. Vanda Lay is located in Irvine, California and is a small family business. I was impressed by the courtliness of the owner himself when he answered the phone and I realized I had caught him on personal time, together with his wife they were on their way to get one of their kids. He took time with me and the order over the phone, excusing that one (this particular unit) was not complete for direct shipping. He said probably by Friday he had time to do something about it. As I was not in any rush to get the " Hold it Plus" I was very surprised receiving my whole order five days later!! That's including shipping. The bottom holding piece is cnc'd from heavy aluminium, other pieces of aluminum is very lightweight and I am suspecting it is T-1011 (aircraft aluminium). All the pieces fits perfectly together. The assembly is easy even without instructions. It is very straight forward. Think "Bottom plate and work upwards." One of the areas that are need of Loctite is the assembly of the drill frame. Here the Loctite Threadlocker Blue 242 is a good choice. It holds and locks but still when needed easily broken. One locking screw seems to be missing, both in pictures from the company itself but also not part of the "kit" The locking screw I am looking for is for the swivel base of the drill. Most mini drill i.e Dremel, Proxxon and more are supposed to fit with the "Multi fit clamp" Here I would recommend adding some kind of padding, both for more even tension but also for not get any marking on your power tool. I have the Dremel XPR 400 the most powerful of the Dremels, when turning it on , even without the padding there were no vibrations. On the other hand, here is where I would like to see a more model shaped clamp. There is way to much space for the powertool to start wandering off the line of work. I don't think "One Clamp fits all" is the way to go. As for the other tool from this company I am to make a review of I am afraid it will be the same as for the fitting. There are room for improvements. Overall, I do look forward of working with this accessory especially for small part jobs. It is sturdy and will last forever. I am working on creating an instruction for this tool, both assembly wise but also for various work. One area I notice this can be useful is making many belaying pins in a sequence, like a mini lathe. Edited November 8, 2015 by Nirvana PeteB, flying_dutchman2, Jack12477 and 7 others 10 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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