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    • Overall Rating: 2
    • Price: 3
    • Quality: 1
    • Ease Of Use: 1
    • Usefulness: 2
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    Crap :(

    posted by Otatiaro on 01/19/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    It's a leaded solder wire, which sould mean an easy-to-use solder wire. 0.8mm is ideal for most soldering duties (wire sodlering, through hole components, etc)
    Cons:
    This thing doesn't contains enough flux in it. Flux is needed to clean the parts to sodler. If parts are not cleaned by the flu...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Perfect bottle for home made flux

    posted by Otatiaro on 01/19/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Very useful little bottle. With the needle you can apply liquid solder flux anywhere, just the quantity you need. Perfect size for a colophony violin rosin 20g quantity.
    Cons:
    Only con is when mounted with the needle, you can't put the needle cover anymore. I just put a small tibe of silicone on the ne...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Won't use sponge anymore

    posted by Otatiaro on 01/19/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    It's very easy to use, just put the solder iron tip on the ball two or three time and it's done. It removes flux and small dusts from the tip.
    Cons:
    Don't forget to put a small bit of solder wire on the tip just after to protect it. Otherwise your iron tip will not last long.
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Cheaps, works, what else ?

    posted by Otatiaro on 01/19/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    It works. Used it for a craft-robo CC200-20 at 24V and it is ok. Even the plug was adequate to my region (France). Voltage selector is ok too.
    Cons:
    Plastic feels a bit cheap, but it's ok. I couldn't find a matching connector along those provided for my Dell Latitude E6400.
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Cheap and works, but reserved to experts

    posted by Otatiaro on 01/19/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    It works. It's a soldering paste (not flux). Leaded. When used pure it's not quite easy to use but just add some home made flux (based on colophony violin rosin found here) and it becomes more sticky and easier to use.
    Cons:
    This is not something everybody can use. You need a minimum of tools and experience to use it well. A very good soldering iron ...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Pretty good soldering wick

    posted by Otatiaro on 01/19/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    It's a pretty good soldering wick. Not as efficient as pre-tinned wick but very usable.
    Cons:
    When used alone, it's not that good at catching solder because it's only copper. I use it along with some home-made flux (based...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    The best deal here for me !

    posted by Otatiaro on 01/19/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    This is just awesome. You can create a very efficient, very cheap solder flux with this item. Simply add some IPA (isopropylic alcohol) and some drops of glycerin, wait 24 or 48 hours and voilà.
    Cons:
    You need time for the rosin to melt in the IPA, if you need sodler flux RIGHT NOW ... it "could" be a con. Finding IPA could b...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Excellent solder

    posted by Otatiaro on 01/19/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    This is a very good solder wire. It really has 2% flux inside (not the case on 0.8mm solder wire). This allows very good soldering.
    Cons:
    Nothing so far. Being a leaded wire can be a con if you are afraid of toxicity, but it is much easier to use than lead-free sol...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 3
    • Quality: 2
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
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    You get what you paid for

    posted by Otatiaro on 01/19/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Does exactly what it is supposed to do. You can capture video at 640*480@30fps. Zoom mecanism is pretty smooth. I use it to check solders and will use it to capture video tutorials on soldering.
    Cons:
    Video is of pretty good quality, but flickers at high resolution. Plastic feels a bit cheap and one LED is already dead (bad so...
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