Description: An assortment of colored wires: you know it’s a beautiful thing. Six different colors of solid core wire in a cardboard dispenser box. Sit this on your workbench and stop worrying about having a piece of wire around!
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1 of 1 found this helpful:
Can’t find any bad about this product, spool/case size is good to keep in drawer: doesn’t take much space, like if you’d keep say 100m reel, where you’d keep it? ‘prolly in some storage area where you must actually go and grab wire, with this, just take box out and take what colours you need (unless you need more wire than there is in spool, hehe….) Perfect size to use as in breadboard-prototyping, insulation doesn’t melt too easily when soldering And, as bonus, case is made of carton so environment-friendly :)
2 of 2 found this helpful:
Works exactly as expected. Good, durable wire. The dispensing box is nice :-)
3 of 4 found this helpful:
It’s wire! It’s on a spool! Most. Amazing. Product. Ever.
My only regret is that it’s only six colors. I’d be happy to order the 10-pack or the 16-pack if they existed. You can never have too many colors of hook-up wire.
It’s nice to have a bunch of variously-colored spools of hook-up wire held together in one place, and grab more out whenever needed.
I advise having both solid and stranded. Solid for when stiffness of wires is important (such as breadboarding), and stranded whenever it moves, personally I prefer stranded. unless I’m prototyping.
Having all the wire colors in one compact place is very convenient. The one I received has a darker blue wire instead of the light blue shown in photo, all other colors are perfect.
One small negative: do they need to wrap each spool in so much shrink wrap? I ordered a bunch of these for a college electronics lab, and it took a while to unwrap all five spools in each one; time that could have been spent sorting resistors :)
The only thing to make it better is more colors and bigger rolls, they are big but when you are making multiple projects one right after the other, make sure you have extra.
I love the fact that I have all my hook-up wires in one convenient space. Instead of having to look through a drawer to find the right color or a bunch of spools cluttering my workspace, the dispenser makes it easy to pull out the color I need. I leave it on my work bench and am able to stack other things such as a wire stripper and pliers on the box for easy storage and accessibility so I don’t have everything just scattered on my workbench. The wire works great when connecting pins on my breadboard for my projects.
Not sure why I didn’t buy this a couple years ago!
It’s wire! Hard to get too excited, really. However the dispenser is nice and clever and helps keep my desk neat.
Makes it really easy to work with various wires without having spools roll off onto the floor or otherwise flip around when you’re pulling on them.
The wire pulls back into the box ocaisionally. Requires opening the box to reinsert the wire.
Suggest the box wire openings be smaller so as to provide some friction that restricts the retraction effect.
The wire spools are snug in the box, so the retraction occurs from the wire loosening rather than the spool turning.
It is exactly as described. 25ft of each color is perfect for my prototyping needs. I didn’t think I would keep the box as a dispenser, but it convenient. Price was reasonable as well.
Perfect thing to use for hookups to an Arduino.
Haven’t really used this yet but….
I did take an initial look at it.
pros - the wire exits the box freely without moving the box. - the wire is easily stripped. - has all the colors of wire that I will most likely use. - will help me keep track of where I put the d**n wire while building a project. - The box fits tightly into itself so it should last.
cons - Can’t see any so far. (The wire didn’t fit quite as snugly into the first hole in a prototyping board similar to sfe PRT-12002. But it did fit snugly into all subsequent holes on the same board and other prototyping boards.)
some suggestions - It’d be nice to have a hole at each end filled by a hard plastic “grommet” so that the whole box could be hung up and restrained. - SFE might want to make extra boxes available so that if the box becomes unusable, it can be replaced.
I’ll update this when I have used it.