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jdrowe
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Overall   (5.0)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
PROS
Good light output. Very little noticeable heat. Good overall build quality. Will run on a single AA.
CONS
Pocket clip is a little weak. No lanyard hole.
This seems to live up to, and even exceed, its stated output of 200LM, as it easily matches a Convoy S6 U2-1B running at 1100mA (i.e., a 2800mA at 40%) despite running on a smaller 14500 cell. In other words, it will easily light a room when aimed at the ceiling. An unexpected bonus is the fact that it will run happily on a single alkaline AA, albeit less brightly, which could certainly come in useful. The compact size makes this a great option as a back-up or as a cheaper alternative to 18650-powered lights, and for the price there's really no excuse not to buy at least one.
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Authentic Baigish 8X 30mm High-Definition Zooming Monocular Telescope
Authentic Baigish 8X 30mm High-Definition Zooming Monocular Telescope

jdrowe
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Overall   (5.0)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
PROS
Solidly built Clear optics Nice storage pouch Attachment point for wrist/neck strap
CONS
A little unrefined. Some chromatic aberation.
While these can't compete with the high-end brands for image quality, they certainly compare very well against other products in this price range. Image quality is remarkably clear and much better than most low-end optics. Build quality was also generally good, and though the black paint on some of the metal parts was a little rough it's something you almost expect from a "Russian Made" product. All in all this is a very good option for someone who wants a low cost monocular that won't fall apart after a few weeks and produces a clear enough image to know what you're looking at.
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jdrowe
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Overall   (4.7)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
PROS
Excellent value for money. Large, sturdy blade. Strong pocket clip.
CONS
Pivot a little stiff. Some minor pitting on the edges of the scales.
Though tantos often evoke a love/hate response, the corner edge of this blade provides a high cutting pressure that is great for everyday tasks like opening boxes. The relatively large size of this knife and secure lock also makes it a good alternative or backup to many fixed blade knives, especially those that would be a lot more expensive to replace if broken or lost. The pouch that comes included with this is rather flimsy, but is at least good for preventing scratches when placed in a drawer or bag with other objects. Overall, I was very impressed by this knife, but felt that the quality was not quite at the same level as sanrenmu. However, as Ganzo seems to have a much better range of large folders, I will almost certainly be adding some of their products to my collection in the future.
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Extended and Compressed Spring Assortment Kit (200 Pieces)
Extended and Compressed Spring Assortment Kit (200 Pieces)

jdrowe
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Overall   (3.0)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
PROS
Seem to be of reasonable quality.
CONS
Far too many of each size.
This is a useful thing to have on hand if you need to replace a spring in something, but I personally would have preferred a much broader range of sizes with fewer examples of each.
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jdrowe
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Overall   (5.0)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
PROS
Well built. Good UV output.
CONS
Some visible light output.
This flashlight seems very well made, and certainly comparable in quality to the S-series offerings from convoy. UV output is very good and easily capable of fluorescing objects several metres away, but up close a small amount of visible blue light is evident even with the blocking filter in place. Still, this makes a very good alternative to more expensive and/or bulky tube-based UV light sources, and is easily the best LED-based system I have come across (especially at this price).
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