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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Essential for soldering!

    posted by NorthernDIY on 12/05/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Very effective at cleaning soldering iron tip of burnt flux residue and oxidized solder slag. Very reasonably priced. Doesn't cool down the soldering iron tip like a wet sponge does.
    Cons:
    No holder included. Taped up a bit too much, was kind of difficult to open
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Nice tool for Soldering

    posted by dumitrubogdan on 06/14/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    - It does the job it was built for. - Is easy to use and it lets your soldering iron tip clean, of course, if you know how to use it. - Much better than the usual sponge cleaner and you don`t need to wet it.
    Cons:
    - No Cons for this item, if you know ho to use it, it will do the job is designed for.
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Good product

    posted by woliveirajr on 02/07/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Very good product to remove large solderings that you have in your project. Has a big size, so you will use it many times before needing a new one. Delivered very fast, without mistakes. Was packeaged in a plastic bag, that you'll throw away after using it.
    Cons:
    You have to know how to use it to avoid burning the tip of your fingers, because it can get a bit hot when it contacts the sold...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Very good tip cleaner

    posted by Potstada on 01/26/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Cleans the tip of your solder iron very well an smooth. Works much better than the standard sponge. My Ball fits perfect in the gab for the sponge of my solder station. I think its more safe to the tip than the sponge.
    Cons:
    If you are not so lucky like me that it fits in the solder station you should think about a good holder for it. Otherwise it wi...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Good tip cleaner

    posted by violeta21 on 10/21/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Great quality, probably one of the best I used It costs a fraction of what the other ones do Clean without degrade your soldering iron's tip -Looks good Solder can be easy cleaned from the ball.
    Cons:
    You need a safe place to put it, to avoid burn your working table. I recommend to use a 'half dome' filled with these metal coi...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    great solder remover!!!

    posted by mamorno on 09/25/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    I have bought many solder removers of all kinds in the past for much more money than this one , and this has been by far the best one i have bought in years.
    Cons:
    The only con is that i didn't buy two on my first order , now i got to wait for my second
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 3
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Buy two for the half dome holders

    posted by srinity on 08/14/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    I use both a sponge and a 'half dome' filled with these metal coils. (Mine isn't from DX, but it looks similar to sku.34154) My original ball got all gunky with solder, so I ordered one of these to replace it. It works just as well as the original in 'cle...
    Cons:
    A bit small. I don't know if my original holder is bigger then the DX one (I doubt it), but one of these only fills it up half...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    useful addition during soldering

    posted by KazDuzar on 07/25/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    This product can be used to clean the tip of your soldering iron, which is very important during soldering. + It works better than a wet sponge to clean your soldering tip. + Size is good. It fits nice in my original sponge basket of my soldering standard.
    Cons:
    It's recommended to put it in a case, housing/whatsoever, so it won't move during cleaning your soldering-iron tip.
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 3
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Dous it's job very well

    posted by BramvdKraan on 05/28/2010

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

    Pros:
    This soldering removal ball works as it should work, you can hold it and clean your hot soldering iron without getting your fingers burned. I used it 10 times now, and I allmost cant see any difference with a brand new one, so you can use it many times.
    Cons:
    same price as in the local store, so try there first. If you find it there, buy it because you won't have to wait for the delev...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Better than wet sponge

    posted by zer0ne on 05/26/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    This is used to clean your solder tip. Oxidized tip will not transfer heat properly to facilitate soldering. It also prevent thermal shock as compared to wet sponge and hence less waiting time for the tip to rise to working temperature.
    Cons:
    You would need to find something to hold it. I am using a old metal ashtray and it does the job. Price could have been cheaper ...
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