Modern solders are intended to melt at higher temperatures, but the soldering iron makers haven't caught up yet. The hot air SMD rework stations usually include an iron that can go to 400C or even higher, but an old plug-in Antex will do well to hit 280C.Here's one bugbear though. Electronic solder that won't melt and won't wick in or stick. This new lead free stuff, it's crap. The old leaded stuff actually does the job.
And terrible performance.
That's mad compared to the genuine Makita jobby, price wise. It needs a "Project Farm" comparisonbah, i just use this
Battery Type: For 18V Makita Li-ion battery(Not included). 1 x Electric Rivet Gun. Applicable Rivet: 2.4-4.8mm. Pure copper core motor, strong power, durable and long-lasting. Ergonomic silicone non-slip handle design, comfortable to grip and use.www.ebay.co.uk
The worst ones are when the handles are so un ergonomically designed that when the rivet eventually breaks you manage to hit the tip of your fingers on the other handle, sometimes quite violently.
I have a pair you squeeze. But I cannot squeeze them single handed. When the do close up they tend to trap an important fleshy part
Never had much luck with those tools for loosening things, you hit with a hammer. Can't think of the name in English.
I bought an impact driver from a charity shop probably about 10 years ago, still in the box, unused. Guess what, it’s still in the box unused. That was a waste of 3 quid then, thought it would be handy at the time.I've got an impact driver still looks like brand new and I've had it over 40 years. It has been used to good effect to snap heads off many stuck screws and is an invaluable tool.
To be fair I've got one of their chop saw adjustable height roller stand things that's been ok for a couple of years BUT on the first one a weld snapped first use, I suppose that says it all about the sort of quality you get, it's pot luckI've a Silverline nail gun, and a framing gun. Both pneumatic, both have worked well.