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Arctic Silver Arctic Alumina 5g Premium Ceramic Thermal Cooling Adhesive Set (AATA-5G)
Arctic Silver Arctic Alumina 5g Premium Ceramic Thermal Cooling Adhesive Set (AATA-5G)
Offered by SaveMyServer
Price: $6.40
8 used & new from $6.40

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great choice, September 14, 2015
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I really do love this stuff. But make no mistake, you're paying a lot for what is a thermally conductive epoxy. It's a very good thermally conductive epoxy, but is it worth more than its weight in gold? (okay okay gold is $35 a gram today) Maybe. Because we be discerning nerds and demand the best! And this right here, it is definitely among the best in its niche category. I prefer this over it's higher performing cousin that uses silver mostly because I'm rather crude and tend to get this all over the traces/pins of chips that need a heatsink and don't want to bothered with more than a few prep steps.

Getting the actual thermal conductivity numbers for this is rather difficult as it is not advertised. And while you can get a lot more thermally conductive epoxy from other vendors, for most hobbyists that need this on occasion this really is the right size to get. These compounds harden over time and typically need to be refrigerated when not used. If all you need to do is affix small heatsinks to small FETs or ICs, this is your ticket. If you're potting whole PCBs and such, look elsewhere.


Great Planes Pinion Gear Puller Fits 2-5mm Shafts Hi-Strength
Great Planes Pinion Gear Puller Fits 2-5mm Shafts Hi-Strength
Offered by THE BT GROUP
Price: $25.36
7 used & new from $24.87

4.0 out of 5 stars A strong and worthy choice, September 14, 2015
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I've been using this to remove press fit MXL pulleys from Nema 17 stepper motors with 5mm shafts and consequently have only used the large pin. It works incredibly well for that purpose. It is a bit fiddly to use while adjusting the bottom plate height to fit, but once everything is properly setup and aligned it works great. Mine arrived fully assembled as an oily mess in a few plastic bags, but none of the parts were rusty or seized so that's a plus to me.

I do wish that there was an easier way to grip the gear puller while turning the T handle. But it's a minor issue. Normally, I put a rag around the gear puller assembly so I can torque the T handle.

I also wish it were cheaper! But it has worked flawlessly with zero frustration right from the start, so its been money well spent.


Signstek Adjusting Ratcheting Square Ferrule Wire Cable Crimper Plier Crimping Crimp Tool AWG23-10 Orange
Signstek Adjusting Ratcheting Square Ferrule Wire Cable Crimper Plier Crimping Crimp Tool AWG23-10 Orange
Offered by Global Cyber Mart
Price: $39.00
4 used & new from $13.91

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The right mix of price and functionality w/ zero frills, September 14, 2015
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As far as cheap tools go, I was really surprised by these. Crimpers in general are not inexpensive items. Specialty tools, usually command special prices. In this case, you're looking at a square/4 jaw ferrule crimper made in China. You're looking at the cheapest type of ferrule crimper at cheap labor prices. And in this case the combination works great. They don't work with the smoothness and incredible ease of the crazy expensive ones. But you're not paying for that, you're paying for pure functionality without any bells and whistles. And you've found it. Mine have worked great out of the box on a range of ferrule sizes. None of my projects will ever have a bare wire in a screw terminal ever again. Ferrules all the way!


Vktech 150Pcs 2:1 Polyolefin Halogen-Free Heat Shrink Tubing Tube 2-13mm 8 Sizes
Vktech 150Pcs 2:1 Polyolefin Halogen-Free Heat Shrink Tubing Tube 2-13mm 8 Sizes
Offered by UEB
Price: $6.99
7 used & new from $6.45

4.0 out of 5 stars this is a great deal that is also very conveniently packaged, September 14, 2015
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As far as heatshrink assortments go, this is a great deal that is also very conveniently packaged. This is your very typical inexpensive 2:1 heatshrink tubing. If this didn't come in a box, it wouldn't be a great deal. But since it comes in a nicely organized box, it's totally worth it. The box stays closed. The contents don't mix themselves into each other. You can stash it in your drawer/toolbox and not need to worry about keeping it top side up etc. Its a small detail, but it sure beats storing these types of things in plastic bags that you gotta mix through to find the right size.


General Tools 93 Adjustable Pin Vise
General Tools 93 Adjustable Pin Vise
Price: $15.30
26 used & new from $7.86

4.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I wanted, wish the jaw was mfg'd with more care., September 14, 2015
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This is my first pin vice. The size, heft, and functionality was exactly what I wanted. I wanted a big handled pin vice that could hold the smallest of drill bits. My only complaint, and hence the 4 star rating, is that on my copy the jaws don't always line up or engage properly on the first try. Sometimes one of the three jaws will lag behind and I have to work the jaw assembly open and closed a couple times to get it to line up again. It's not a difficult motion, but it's annoying and happens rather frequently on mine. One of these days I'll take the jaw apart and give everything a nice rub down with some emery cloth to get rid of whatever burr or tool mark that is causing the action to not work smoothly.

The handle is a nice and beefy black PU type plastic. The jaw head has a nicely knurled head and the jaws themselves close without much effort. Happy I own it, just needs a small amount of TLC to be perfect.


Hobbypower StepStick 4-layer DRV8825 Stepper Motor Driver Module for 3D Printer Reprap RP A4988(pack of 5 pcs)
Hobbypower StepStick 4-layer DRV8825 Stepper Motor Driver Module for 3D Printer Reprap RP A4988(pack of 5 pcs)
Offered by hobbypower
Price: $12.52
11 used & new from $9.78

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works great, but do inspect them., September 14, 2015
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The price was right when I picked these up. One of the five however, was inoperable upon delivery. One of the capacitors wasn't properly soldered down and moved off its pad. So, like another reviewer noted, take a good look at these after delivery to make sure they were assembled properly. Having said that, I informed the seller about the issue, and they refunded me the cost of the single faulty driver board. See image for what my faulty board looked like. I can probably salvage the part with a bit of solder paste and a reflow.
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(Canon ET-65B Replacement) Altura Photo Lens Hood for Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO-IS USM, EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lenses
(Canon ET-65B Replacement) Altura Photo Lens Hood for Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO-IS USM, EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lenses
Offered by Digital Goja
Price: $9.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It twist locks just like it should, June 5, 2015
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I picked up a ET-68B version of this hood for a Canon 70-300 IS F4-5.6 lens. It fits well and is a bayonet mount. No finicky adapters or what not. It twist locks just like it should. It's not overly tight and requires just the right amount of effort to put on and off the lens when compared to the hoods for my 4 other lenses. The inside of the hood is not flocked with felt like a Canon hood would be. The inner surface appears to be just a bit more matte than the outer surface finish. If the inner finish was very matte or flocked, it would be a five star rating.

One thing to note, the hood will not fit inside a Tamrac MX5378 Large lens case (http://www.amazon.com/Tamrac-M-A-S-Large-Black-MX5378/dp/B00009UTQK).
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Shop Vac Vacuum (4 Pack) 2-1/2" Threaded Hose End # SVR-4515-4pk
Shop Vac Vacuum (4 Pack) 2-1/2" Threaded Hose End # SVR-4515-4pk
Offered by Buckeye Tool Supply
Price: $13.15
4 used & new from $8.29

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars They don't swivel., March 23, 2015
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Worked great on my 2.5" dust collection hoses. The fit is nice and snug. I didn't bother using a hose clamp. Its not going anywhere. These do not swivel like other hose ends. Could be a deal breaker for some, but it was fine for my needs as I don't need the hose to move once in place.


Replacement Black Polyurethane Link Bracelet Band 22mm for Luminox 3000 and 3900 Series Watches
Replacement Black Polyurethane Link Bracelet Band 22mm for Luminox 3000 and 3900 Series Watches

4.0 out of 5 stars A good replacement for the LG G watch (square), February 18, 2015
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I used this band to replace the one that came with a square faced LG G watch. It fits great and I feel not only looks better but is more functional as well. The condition of the band itself was fine with one caveat. The stainless clasp on mine had quite a few scuffs. It would have scuffed over time as well as I'm quite hard on watches (clumsy). But, it should be noted. Your copy may not come pristine out of the package.
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Logitech Rechargeable Touchpad T650 with Windows 8 Multi-Touch Navigation - Black
Logitech Rechargeable Touchpad T650 with Windows 8 Multi-Touch Navigation - Black
Offered by alwayz-on-sale
Price: $42.99
57 used & new from $18.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice to have, be sure to update your firmware., September 23, 2014
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Update: SeriousDeals I have to say, has been pretty nice to deal with. Once the ball was rolling that they had incorrectly labeled stock in Amazon's pipeline, they stopped the presses and started making things right. I talked to them on the phone and they wanted to make sure I was happy too. Can't beat good customer service with good communication channels. Its rare... Pulled the images I posted. No point in them now.

original review:
Just some alternate feedback. Bought one from SeriousDeals and got what is clearly a refurb product. Image has been posted as well.

Other than that, I do like the device. Having recently purchased two of these now, I will say that everyone should update their firmware on their T650. A snippet from the logitech website is below. Both the new and the clearly not new copies had older firmware on them. I use mine not so much to replace my mouse but as an additional interface. Works great for me in that way.

With this release, the following gestures will be enabled out of the box:

Adds single tap to click
Adds double tap to double click
Adds 2-finger tap to right click
Adds 2-finger click to right click
Adds 3-finger tap to middle click
Adds 1-finger tap on right bottom corner to right-click
Adds single finger tap n' hold to left-click and drag
When mechanical click is pressed, edge-gestures are disabled


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