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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Decent but light-duty minigrabber clips

    posted by dzeez on 07/22/2008 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Price, and usefulness. These are those minigrabber clips which are so handy for a myriad of electronics hook-up and testing purposes. They're well-suited to making minigrabber jumper cables and (informal) test probes and such. This type of clip is very conv...
    Cons:
    The overall quality is visibly and otherwise "light-duty"; these are perfectly usable clips, but they're obviously no...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
    earned for this post
    Effective and easy soldering tip cleaning

    posted by dzeez on 01/23/2008 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Easy, tidy, effective. These "balls" of brass shavings are sometimes supplied in lieu of sponges in soldering station iron holders. To use, you're supposed to plunge the tip in while hot in a "stabbing" motion, a few times, in a few diff...
    Cons:
    DX doesn't sell the weighted base available elsewhere that these are "refills" for. I happen to have found a ~suitabl...
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