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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Not bad, for the price

    posted by legendofpedro on 03/31/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Quality seems pretty good outer casing is stiff and thick, tool has a nice amount of weight to it (18.55g). Came pre-coated in a light oil; indicative of a good tool.
    Cons:
    The rivet is a tiny bit too tight and not adjustable; you have to be careful when rotating the thinner gauges. SKU.158224 is q...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 3
    • Quality: 2
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    They went rusty

    posted by legendofpedro on 12/02/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Serrated grip matches up well. Handles are comfortable and seem fairly durable. Spring is nice and strong. Jaws move smoothly without requiring any lubrication.
    Cons:
    They went rusty after about a month (they were stored indoors in a normal environment).
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Brilliant lighter

    posted by legendofpedro on 12/02/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    There is a large flame. The lighter is easy to light. The lighter is easy to refill. It has a nice feel to it. It's not too stiff to open, but latches fairly securely open and shut.
    Cons:
    The seal of the lid isn't quite perfect so some fuel does evaporate, but not too much.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Brilliant Picks

    posted by legendofpedro on 10/15/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    These are much cheaper than I can find locally. There's a good selection of different thicknesses with several of each type. You can find out which feels the best for you to use.
    Cons:
    Guitar picks are rather hard to get wrong, but I suppose them being colour coded by thickness would have been nice.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Fun little lighter

    posted by legendofpedro on 05/18/2012

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

    Pros:
    Everyone needs to be able to start a fire! This addition to my collection is actually one of my favourites. It's no Zippo but has a similar feel (i.e. it burns petrol and has replaceable flints). No complains about the finish/build quality. Adjustable wi...
    Cons:
    You may find it's a little small to use comfortably, but I like the compactness.
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Pretty good for doing presentations and such

    posted by legendofpedro on 05/18/2012

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

    Pros:
    It's bright. Didn't have any problems with customs (UK). Decent enough range for pointing to stuff while doing a PowerPoint presentation or playing with cats etc. I like how it runs off AAA batteries. My rechargeables work fine.
    Cons:
    The spot is a little diffuse; the lens could be a bit better. The pocket clip is pretty poor quality; deforms plastically (ben...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Nice quality cutters

    posted by legendofpedro on 05/18/2012

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

    Pros:
    Actually flush cutters - it's very hard to find cheap wire cutters that have angled jaws which are ground down on one side. Spring strength is perfect. Good sized handles fit into my hand nicely. Good length of jaw; not too long or short. Cut very nicel...
    Cons:
    It's not really a con, but I don't know how long they will stay 'sharp' for. They are held together by a peened rivet rather t...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    They do what they're meant to.

    posted by legendofpedro on 05/18/2012

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

    Pros:
    They're extremely cheap compared to other places. Flexible and easy to insert/remove from breadboard holes due to the plastic collars. Good range of colours. Good selection of lengths.
    Cons:
    I'm not 100% convinced that they'll withstand much abuse due to their quality, but we shall see. For this price you'll probably...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 3
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    It's a pig keyring!

    posted by legendofpedro on 05/18/2012

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

    Pros:
    It's actually quite a bright flashlight for its size. The batteries (little AG3 coin cells) may actually be replaceable with a little effort. It holds your keys OK.
    Cons:
    Don't pull on the nose or it comes off - a drop of glue solves this. It looks a bit flimsy and may get crushed in my pocket. T...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Very good

    posted by legendofpedro on 02/04/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:less than 1 day

    Pros:
    Very powerful. Nice clear tank allows you to see how much fuel is left. Fills without spilling/wasting any gas. Lights easily and reliably. Feels well built. Comes with a stand type base, but I threw it away as it seemed a bit pointless (imagine how a blow...
    Cons:
    None that I have found, apart from it being made of plastic rather than aluminium or steel.
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