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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Works great, but eats batteries.

    posted by NorthernDIY on 12/05/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Very cheap and very reasonably accurate measurements. Build quality is pretty good, case was nice too.
    Cons:
    First one didn't work - But DX shipped me a replacement ASAP! Eats batteries like crazy.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    The stuff of legends!

    posted by NorthernDIY on 12/05/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    It's a replacement for all those thermal pads you find in devices between heatsinks and ICs, you know the ones that always disintegrate when you open it up. Works well, squishes nicely to make good contact. Convenient "cut to size" piece.
    Cons:
    This was *very hard* to find when I got it the first time.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Works well

    posted by NorthernDIY on 12/05/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Small and requires no batteries. Bluetooth for wireless connectivity. Works great with Torque on android. Lets you check and reset engine codes - And avoid $100 repair shop bills for them to just tell you your car needs a new O2 sensor.
    Cons:
    Bluetooth passkey is hard to remember. Not sure if it supports writing changes to the ECU. Starting car interrupts it. (needs ...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Excellent for prototyping

    posted by NorthernDIY on 12/05/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Simplifies the bread-boarding process immensely. Ends have convenient plastic tabs for better grip. Flexible stranded core wire!
    Cons:
    Sometimes there is a bit of plastic on the conductive ends that needs to be scraped off. Plastic tabs are a bit mis-haped somet...
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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: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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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: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Works well

    posted by NorthernDIY on 12/05/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Provides some flux like action for soldering. It's super cheap! Comes Securely packaged. Easy clean up with the right solvents.
    Cons:
    Leaves a lot of residue. Flux action is on the weak side. Can be a heck of a mess when chipping a piece out of the block.
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