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  • More than enough for hobbyist

    posted by physicka on 12/31/2012
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    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:

    -End of wire was neatly taped down with a little bit of tape.
    -Enough solder to last a couple of dozen projects.
    -Some soldering stations have built in holders for solder wire in reel form.

    Cons:

    -Wire thickness not compatible for SMD work, I use it out of necessity, but it requires extra effort.
    -Flux doesn't seem to cut it for some older component leads, a secondary source of flux needed on more oxidised parts.

    OtherThoughts:

    -I attached mine to a wooden dowel glued to my soldering station, for easy access to solder. I can also just reel it back up and leave it attached with my soldering station for convenient storage or transport.

    Bottomline:

    Worth it, a great source of solder. May need secondary source of flux.
    I prefer reel solder compared to solder that comes in those tubes. The tube ones are less handy.

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