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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Lodestar: what a Lode of gold! – LodeStar Soldering Paste (50g) Reviews

posted by SaerX on 05/14/2008 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
- plentyful
- cheap
- flows well
- works well
- Did I mention the price?
Cons:
- Perhaps a syringe would be a nice add-on, but since the price is tiny and I can get syringes very cheap here in Finland, it's no problem. A few Euros bought me a small bagful of a few different kinds of syringes to test different needles and such.
Other:
For the people that are having trouble with shorts when using this: learn to use it properly and only use a small amount, placing it in the correct spot. Even with only a tiny screwdriver you can dab the correct amount on SMD pads to get the job done.
Mostly I use this stuff to mount 0805-sized caps and resistors, but lately I've used it to mount various SMD ICs as well - for example a SHT15 from Sensirion. No problems there, either.
Bottomline:
It does what it should, gets the job done nice and neat. And cheap. One of the best buys from DealExtreme so far.

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