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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Great set for the price

    posted by zmeios on 03/15/2011 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    There are quite a few bits in this set, and almost all of them are mini and micro sized. This is great for when you are opening small electronics (laptops, phones), because most "average Joe" kits contain a number of shapes for larger screws, and the small ...
    Cons:
    There is one key element missing from the set. The bits come with a manual screwdriver handle which is fine, but should also be...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    Excellent quality tips

    posted by zmeios on 03/15/2011 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    These are soldering iron tips in four different shapes (I personally use just two, the straight very thin tip and the broad heater). Despite the title saying "lead-free", there is nothing pro- or anti-lead in the tips, it all depends on the soldering wire y...
    Cons:
    Always be sure these tips will fit your soldering iron. Non-professional irons usually use different size tips depending on wat...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 2
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Great camera, poor build quality

    posted by zmeios on 03/14/2011 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    A classic pen-disguised camera and mike. Does its job well. Inconspicious, except for the dual-color LED that indicates activity. You can also use it as a regular flash drive.
    Cons:
    Mine broke its "on/off" switch in about 5 days. I was forced to go to the garage and DIY install a different control switch on ...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Good tools at good price

    posted by zmeios on 03/14/2011 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    The set of bits is very well thought out. There are no "big" bits, but for all smaller screw sizes - laptop screws, other fine equipment - the set does its job perfectly well.
    Cons:
    I was disappointed that I could not use these bits, instead of with the manual holder provided, with my trusty Bosch unit. This...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    Good value

    posted by zmeios on 01/10/2011 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    The dimensions and weight are just perfect. This is perhaps the most important thing when you use it as a keyholder - I couldn't bear to carry anything heavier around. The LED is also pretty bright considering the microscopic battery size.
    Cons:
    The lens on the laser beam are slightly defective on my unit, and there is some dispersed red light around the actual beam itse...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    One of the best CREEs currently available

    posted by zmeios on 04/04/2009 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    This is a great power LED. I coupled it with a small heat sink and a current source @ 700mA. Works like a charm. Transfers heat well to the sink (be sure to use a tight fit and good thermal paste). Aluminum star is not electrically connected to anything, so...
    Cons:
    People say this is on a 'large' star which doesn't see much use in modern flashlights. I cannot comment on this, as I put it on...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    Sturdy build for a great price

    posted by zmeios on 04/04/2009 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Excellent caliper. The 'zero set' function really comes in handy when trying to do precise measurements - and it's available with a single button press. Nice, hard steel for the body. No stupid gimmicks like aluminum or (god forbid!) plastic parts in the bo...
    Cons:
    The plastic box it comes in looks like something manufactured in the 1960's in Taiwan.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Good buy for electronics work

    posted by zmeios on 03/23/2009 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    These work very well for cutting small wires, component leads, and other fine items. The blades seem sharp (don't know how long they will last however) The best part about this SKU is the disproportionately large handles, compared to many other cutters. Thi...
    Cons:
    Did not have a protector for the cutting tip. A piece of plastic would come in handy and cost a fraction of a penny. If you are...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    Works very well, good bargain

    posted by zmeios on 03/23/2009 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    This is an indispensable tool for anyone seriously using a Dremel machine. Unlike the carbon-based grit discs included (by the dozens) in practically every dremel's package, these do not break easily and work very well on metal. The coating does indeed seem...
    Cons:
    You absolutely need to cool the disc while cutting hard material. A water sprayer (made from a discarded household cleaning sol...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Great price, works well, but cheaply made

    posted by zmeios on 01/26/2009 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    This is a great wide-range thermometer. It is advertised as a turkey-meter :) (a thermometer used to cook meat) but I use it for hobby work involving heating materials and surfaces. Did not bother to verify the accuracy, but it seems about right. At least i...
    Cons:
    Minor con: the device is very slow to arrive at a reading for an extreme range. E.g. it was showing 27 deg (your room temperatu...
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