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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 3
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    Mild Etchant for Delicate work.

    posted by oyster181 on 06/14/2010

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

    Pros:
    Good for etch sensitive PCB's Cleaning up residue is simple with a hot, slightly damp rag. Great for re-tinning your old soldering iron tips after scrubbing.
    Cons:
    Not as good as other fluxes for difficult to solder surfaces unless preheated on an abrased surface first. Etchant takes a whil...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
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    AWESOME

    posted by oyster181 on 06/12/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Solidly built, Good for short term use. Melts a lot of metals. REALLY REALLY HOT. The instructions cracked me up. Still laughing.
    Cons:
    Not designed to be used for more than short bursts as the wire tip may be destroyed. The nozzle does not fit most butane attac...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    THIS IS SEXY.

    posted by oyster181 on 06/12/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Very nice little voltmeter. Large easy to read screen in day or night. Plug n play connection with a bit more wire.It supports easy fit clip in cut-out.
    Cons:
    Very poor packaging. Mine was crushed, but managed to fix it with a bit of microsurgery. A few cents dearer than elsewhere, but...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Great Experimenters KED

    posted by oyster181 on 05/24/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Bright, cheap enough and equivalent quality to some of the known brands. Fast switching makes it ideal for 555 timer pulse driver to make one super bright and efficient light that can equal some lower quality Cree.
    Cons:
    No Specs, so had to burn out a few to find limits. Definitely not for direct USB connection as will only last a few minutes bef...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Excellent - Similar price to no-name brands.

    posted by oyster181 on 05/04/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    At today's prices, this is a little gem. It comes with a nice protective pouch and a spare USB connection for older PC's that may not have enough oomph to power it from one port. It has a faster data-rate transfer than my 3.5" drive and needs no other powe...
    Cons:
    It would have been nicer if there was a cord compartment included as this is a bit annoying when carrying around. Need to break...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Impressive little sucker

    posted by oyster181 on 04/22/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Came with extension tube not advertised. A great bonus. Now I can use AA batteries in it. Output is similar on AA Nimh to CR123 (but noticebly a fraction dimmer). Love the Clicky switch and the lightness.
    Cons:
    Thin walls and rough threads. Need to stae that the "AAA" extension is included and you may get more sales. Gets a bit hot so...
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