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Re: Soldering iron

Postby G4RMT » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:17 am

I know big clive - and in the entertainment world he's pretty respected for his skills. He started doing internet videos and now people send him things to destroy. His experiments with alcohol and stills are legendary. If you watch a few of his videos you can see how he uses different sizes of irons for different jobs.
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Re: Soldering iron

Postby stanogs68 » Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:06 pm

oh right haha so big dave is a bit of a mad you tube scientist ill have a look :happy:
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Re: Soldering iron

Postby stanogs68 » Fri May 06, 2016 8:05 pm

I bought one of them cheap electricity meters you know the ones about 6 pond haha just to check a motor of my washer anyway the bloody battery connected was hanging off I dread to think what would happen if I checked 240 v is there not a law making the cheap Chinese stuff safe ? :shocker:
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Re: Soldering iron

Postby G4RMT » Sat May 07, 2016 9:43 am

If you watch Big Clive's channel, you'll see he finds amazingly dangerous Chinese kit and very good Chinese kit. There is legislation - that's what the CE mark is about, however, for many of the Chinese, it's simply a silk screen print applied to the products - and has no meaning at all. There was some talk about the CE symbol meaning 'China Export', and lots of people measuring the fonts and stuff like that - but the reality seems to simply be that some CE marks are genuine, and lots sadly not. Realistically, the chances of any cheap item having been subjected to testing are a bit remote. If you buy a phone charger for 99p, and your house burns down, the CE mark really didn't mean anything at all.
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Re: Soldering iron

Postby m0lsx » Sat May 07, 2016 11:03 am

G4RMT wrote:If you watch Big Clive's channel, you'll see he finds amazingly dangerous Chinese kit and very good Chinese kit. There is legislation - that's what the CE mark is about, however, for many of the Chinese, it's simply a silk screen print applied to the products - and has no meaning at all. There was some talk about the CE symbol meaning 'China Export', and lots of people measuring the fonts and stuff like that - but the reality seems to simply be that some CE marks are genuine, and lots sadly not. Realistically, the chances of any cheap item having been subjected to testing are a bit remote. If you buy a phone charger for 99p, and your house burns down, the CE mark really didn't mean anything at all.


A few years ago there was some information in the media about the CE mark being used on dangerous goods.
1. The CE mark, when used correctly, does not mean anything has been checked, simply that the manufacturer 9or importer) has written to the relevant people & said that this conforms to your standards.
2. The EU failed to trademark the CE mark. Thus anyone can legally use it.

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Re: Soldering iron

Postby stanogs68 » Mon May 09, 2016 8:09 pm

it makes you worried go for the :shocker: cheap option with something electrical it could be deadly !!!!
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