Here's a handy well-made plier-like tool to act as "The third hand for small assemblies" as is molded in the handle. The trigger clamps the jaws at whatever compression is desired, the latch on the top locks the jaws in place. It could be a very handy device for electronics and model-making. They appear to be quite rare- never seemed to have caught on. This one seems to have suffered from hard use of the wirecutting feature.