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It is that time again! SparkFun Electronics will be closed Friday, January 13th for our annual inventory day. Please keep in mind that any orders placed after 2PM (Mountain Time) on Thursday, January 12th will not ship or be prepared for local pickup until we open for normal operations on Monday, January 16th. In addition, tours will resume on Friday, January 20th. Thank you for your patience!

kilokahn

Member Since: November 18, 2011

Country: United States

  • Yes, but again, this is an entry-level device. It’s here for that exact reason. Sparkfun is a jumping point for many people and for $15 to get your feet wet is much better than some of the other junk floating around.

  • What can be said that hasn’t been said. The tube here is very good, they even have 1.5mm which is perfect for LED legs and covering bare bus wire.

  • I don’t use 30 gauge wire, that stuff is just too tiny. I’ll stick with my 22-26 gauge which this works like a charm with. Better than the Radio Shack standard stripper.

  • The manual rocks and the product rocks. It does a great job a heating up boards as well as shrinking tubes. Plus the instruction manual is worth passing around. Never had a problem with it overheating and it works, that’s what matters.

  • These are very poorly made and slippery (don’t open easily) making them very hard to work with. Go to Radio Shack and get a 10-pack for $7.99, you’ll be happy you did.

No public wish lists :(