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Cheap kit ("cheap" carrying a negative connotation here...)
on October 18, 2013
I'm taking a hardware and networking class once a week where we take apart desktops and laptops, troubleshoot problems, and then put them back together. I'm using this kit for about 3 hours per week, total, and by week 5, my ratchet screwdriver broke (the ratcheting part came apart, and it no longer holds the bits in place.) Since I only have a few weeks left in the class, I can make the other little screwdriver in the kit work, but if I had bought this because I needed to use it everyday, I would be totally upset!
Also, it could be because I just didn't pay attention to the items that were included, but I had assumed that since it came with a solder gun that it would also include solder wire. So, when I got my laptop open and was ready to solder some wires, I realized all I had in the kit was solder wick NOT solder wire. (Solder wick enables a person to desolder-- remove solder-- from something that is already soldered.)
So things I had to purchase after purchasing the kit: The flashlight is dim and cheap, so I had to buy a little LED flashlight which is much brighter. I had to also buy some wire stripper pliers (whatever the thing is that is claiming to be wire pliers in the kit is junk and cannot be used). A new ratchet screwdriver, and some wire solder. For the amount I spent supplementing and replacing my kit, I could have bought a much better kit and saved myself a couple trips to the store.