As the previous reviewer said, the functionality is very good, but the fit and finish is not. The legs were very difficult to screw in. I had to turn them back and forth using WD40, before they finally seated. The same was true with the alligator clips. I was never able to slide the center clip onto the main mounting bar. I believe the thickness of the chroming is the problem. I am exchanging this one for another in the hopes that the fit will be better. Amain customer service is the best!!!
2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Frank Hainley - Rating: Verified Owner
Thursday, August 23, 2012
This hands free soldering station is functionally as good as it looks in the video. The fit and finish is a bit rough. It was necessary to file both holes in the center clamp and all in all three alligator clips just to get them over the posts. the threads in the three legs were very rough and difficult to screw into the base. There are no instructions so of course since there are two ways to put the center clamp together I picked the wrong one the first time (watch the video again before yo[More…]
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David Chance - Rating: Verified Owner
Friday, January 31, 2014
Can't add much to the already reviews, but as a former electrical engineer, a HAM radio operator and electronics hobbyist I wish I had it years ago!
A J - Rating: Verified Owner
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Awesome tool that makes soldering so much easier, highly recommended.
Bruce Allan - Rating: Verified Owner
Monday, September 02, 2013
Nicely made, easy to assemble and a very useful device.
David McEwen - Rating: Verified Owner
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Not much new to add to the other comments. Fit and finish were fine on the one I received. As one other reviewer stated, thumb screws would be nice, also if they included about 6" of fuel tubing that you could cut and place over the teeth of the alligator clips would be a nice touch. Overall this is a nice unit and I would recommend it.
Don Crowe - Rating: Verified Owner
Friday, March 01, 2013
I had no problem with fit or finish, it went together quickly. I like the non slip legs and the wide sturdy base. I agree with comments from other reviewers that the allen screw should be replaced in future versions with thumb screws. (I'm already searching for suitable replacement) Another way this product could be improved is to make it so the arm with the alligator clips on it could rotate 90 degrees. This would help with soldering bullet connectors. Hold a connector with one clip, whil[More…]
Donald Adams - Rating: Verified Owner
Saturday, January 05, 2013
This is a great soldering station and very well designed and built. However, there are a few things that could be done to make it even better. (1) Put a couple flats on each of the legs, so one can use a small adjustable wrench to tighten them into the base. (2) Remove the burr on the ends of the round bars, caused by rounding their ends, before chroming them, so it's easier to initially slide the main hub and alligator clips on to them. (3) Finally, utilize knurled knob screws, like the one in [More…]
Joel Daigle - Rating: Verified Owner
Friday, September 28, 2012
Very nice soldering station, not problem with hole or screws. Thank you Rcproplus