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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Great ligt, low beem too low, not too good battery

    posted by hoffib on 08/23/2011 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    It's an XML and bright as you might expect. The lamp is sealed with o-rings and I'd expect it to be waterproof. Glass lens, aluminum reflector. Pretty small size. Unfortunately that means worse heat transfer too. At room temperature and no air flow it gets...
    Cons:
    The battery is srink wrapped. Without further sealing it is not waterproof enough. The battery seems to have no pcb for protect...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    A great ligher

    posted by hoffib on 02/03/2011 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Very elegant. When you hold it it looks even better than the pictures. A bit heavy. Lid movement is very exact. Switch is very exact. It is windproof. The window on the side allows you to see the amount of gas the lighter has. With the led it is even easie...
    Cons:
    Could have a larger space for the gas if to top inner parts were a bit more tightly packed. I'd prefer more gas volume instead ...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    OK but somewhat low current

    posted by hoffib on 07/27/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Glass lens. Build quality pretty good (better than most 501b/502b hosts I have). Threads lubed (except the tail cap). Single mode is great if you need it. Good spill, somewhat wide beam (might be a con too). Beam a lot wider than for example Q5 pills have...
    Cons:
    Measured 1,5A at tailcap from a full protected 18650. 1,2A for almost full one. Expected somewhat higher current. Brightness i...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    A wick is a wick

    posted by hoffib on 09/13/2009 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    It is like almost every wick based on a finely knit copper. Packed like almost every other wick as well. Available in different sizes as well. Some brands are based on coarcer copper wires, this one has actually very fine copper wires which is a good thing.
    Cons:
    Seems to have no (or not much) flux. Using additional flux helps with this one. There seems to be some variation in the size. ...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 3
    2 DXPoints
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    Good for flux, not good for general use

    posted by hoffib on 09/13/2009 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Very good for the price. Has marks for 25ml and 50ml. Very handy for keeping liquid flux. Does not leak. Blunt needle included. Not too soft plastic nor too stiff for the use. Feels like polyethene/propene.
    Cons:
    The needle needs to be inserted between the inner and outer nozzle. Can be closed with the needle protected cap that does not f...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Very bright

    posted by hoffib on 09/06/2009 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Very bright and floody. Two modes very usefull, no useless strobe/sos. Pretty good finish. Threads are lubed. Aluminum reflector and a glass lens.
    Cons:
    Not regulated. My unit overdrives led at full battery (3.4A measured at the tail cap). Two levels are ok but I'd really prefer ...
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