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Old 17-10-2017, 04:42 PM   #11
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Looks like there is a limited amount of temperature selection. R-
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There are three presets of 200/300/400 deg C. You can adjust temp in steps of 10C using the up and down buttons.
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Two little rolls of 60/40 tin/lead(!) are included. These are non fluxed.
The sponge and sponge tray are comedy thin. Well done if you get the helping hands at the same time.
By no means Hakko quality, for 18 it still looks like it'll serve a purpose. I will certainly have a go at a brass kit with it.
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Old 17-10-2017, 08:23 PM   #12
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Roger,
There are three presets of 200/300/400 deg C. You can adjust temp in steps of 10C using the up and down buttons.
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Two little rolls of 60/40 tin/lead(!) are included. These are non fluxed.
The sponge and sponge tray are comedy thin. Well done if you get the helping hands at the same time.
By no means Hakko quality, for 18 it still looks like it'll serve a purpose. I will certainly have a go at a brass kit with it.
My one had flux core solder in the box. Only small rolls though. Enough to get somebody started. John
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Old 17-10-2017, 08:40 PM   #13
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Hakko quality......Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz............ not Hakko prices either is it. For a iron used for the hobby It is fine for the purpose needed. Not as if you want to use it on a production line is it.
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Old 15-11-2017, 03:07 PM   #14
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Next up from Lidl is a small bench grinder - 50mm diameter stones and brushes.

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Got mine this morning in Limassol for Eur29.99.
About half size of a 6" bench grinder.
It includes a wooden box of accessories and a flex shaft that fits on one end of the device.
On-Off switch and Variable speed as well.
Looks to be standard Parkside brand quality.

They also had the highlighter size battery powered soldering irons.
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Old 11-12-2017, 04:30 PM   #15
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Lidl have their display cabinet back on sale Thursday 14 December available in white or beech. Seems a little dear though @59.99 has it sold cheaper previously?

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Old 11-12-2017, 05:57 PM   #16
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Bought helping hands with magnifier today - seems well made, got a bit of weight to it and bargain at 5.99.
Despite their weight, these items could do with fixing down on a table somehow. I have two and as they are prone to toppling over they are not used. I currently dont really have a dedicated modelling area to fix things down though I do have my drill stand on a desk.
One of my helping hands also has a soldering iron stand. This is not possible to use with the weight it has without fixing down.
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Old 11-12-2017, 06:02 PM   #17
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Lidl have their display cabinet back on sale Thursday 14 December available in white or beech. Seems a little dear though @59.99 has it sold cheaper previously?

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I bought 2 about 5years ago, as far as I recall they were 55each. Good quality and excellent value. Check the prices of cabinets at normal sources and you will see they are not expensive.
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Old 11-12-2017, 06:09 PM   #18
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I bought an approx 12x12 inch cabinet in a sale and it cost me 35 so the Lidl versions are a real bargain. I have two.
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When your in LIDL buying your display cabinets - I can recommend, very highly, there Mince Pies - 1.99 for twelve.
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Just told SWMBO your recommendation BB. Thank. We bought some mince pies from Sainsburry's 1.80 something for 6 and they were horrible. Looked like the mince had been sprayed on the bottom layer.
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