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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    It did it's job!

    posted by NorthernDIY on 12/05/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    It's very reasonably priced! It's a convenient amount for hobbyists. Wets well, Solder fillets are clean, not too much out-gassing.
    Cons:
    Lead- but leaded flows much better than lead free solder. Only has a few months shelf life once opened before oxidation causes ...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Tacky LodeStar Soldering Paste

    posted by holomalta on 05/23/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Novice  (still getting used to it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    This paste is quite tacky and holds smt components in place quite firmly before soldering. The flux (mixed in) is great. All pads are perfectly wet right through at around 220 degrees.
    Cons:
    There is lead in the mixture but as long as you don't eat it and wash your hands, you're fine. Definitely, keep out of reach o...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    This is GREAT solder PASTE

    posted by CaptKirk on 04/16/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    This is Solder PASTE (flux plus solder) Great for SMD soldering Makes difficult soldering tasks easier Makes clean solder joints Easy to use with a soldering iron, OR hot air/reflow Low residue after soldering. Easy to apply once you have a way to get it ou...
    Cons:
    A little difficult to get out of the jar and into a dispenser. Messy if you do not handle it properly. Dries out quickly if lef...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Excelent soldering paste

    posted by crms78 on 03/29/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    It's an excellent solder paste for SMT components, I've been using for soldering SSOP, QFT and QFN and so far I have had no problem. Quickly reached the melting point, thus avoiding prolonged stress on the IC.
    Cons:
    None, just be careful to use it in a ventilated room, as any type of welding, by the toxic gases.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Great stuff

    posted by nodani on 03/28/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    Cheap, very cheap, and also good quality. This is mostly for SMD soldering, use an open oven or a heat gun to use it, and a syringe to dispense it on the PCB.
    Cons:
    None, maybe the lid of the container is a bit loose, but it's OK
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Easy to use. Good value.

    posted by SoManyFish on 02/19/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    Until now I've only ever used wire-type solder. This is the first soldering paste I've ever used. I found this paste very easy to use: Just put a small amount on the clean joint area (I used the wide end of a toothpick) and then apply heat with a soldering ...
    Cons:
    Fumes smell quite strong when heat is applied so consider working outside or in a well-ventilated room. The container lid is a ...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Soldering paste

    posted by f11lbert on 02/09/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    This is soldering paste - you do not need separate flux and solder, just apply the pase and after heating it you have your items soldered. No dirt after it. And I do not understand how I would solder SOT23 and such IC's without the paste.
    Cons:
    For me there are no cons.
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Nice product! A good companion for PCB rework!

    posted by Jhonny321 on 01/23/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    It is a nice solder paste (it smells a little bit funny most of the times) in a small container that is a must in every prototype PCB that you make.
    Cons:
    It came only in this 50g container. I would love to have this on a bigger container. Something like 150 to 250g. Otherwise it i...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    good stuff

    posted by Mieciu on 12/21/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    melts easily, just enough flux inside, easy to clean after soldering, easy to apply with toothpick :-) It's good for tinning wires, also perfect for smd soldering - take a look at my example device -70A current sensor: http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/91...
    Cons:
    Maybe little bit too thick
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Awesome time saver !

    posted by ShadowLight on 12/19/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    Awesome ! I never used that kind of thing, only regular tin wires. And this is great. I had to solder a Bluetooth SMiRF module on connectors, to make it removable from my board... Just apply some paste in the holes, put your iron on it, heat it up and you'...
    Cons:
    Smells very bad... Made me cough while soldering but I wasn't wearing mask and it was in a closed room... Don't do this ! (Do a...
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