Hi, i learn alone to repair ( and i help friends) and i need to know if their tools are strong enough to repair a lot of years.
I would know if their economic "velleman VTSS5" is shit or can last a lot of time? (buying hakko or edsyn?)
Is this a troll question? They're selling Chinese tat at inflated prices to rubes who don't know anything but want to become cool internet superstars. Anything they sell you can get cheaper elsewhere.
Also, what are you going to use it for and how much mileage do you expect out of it? It looks like one of those cheap adjustable, non-regulated irons.
I'm not a troll, reviews on youtube and sellerS sayed it was quality tools so i searched just answers. They give good instructables. So you think velleman is shit for professionnal repairs, ok man i notice your answer.
Velleman is best-known for electronics kits, it's all hobbyist stuff (they're also not the OEM). It might be OK for you, that's why I asked what you were going to use it for. Just don't expect the same performance as a Hakko/Weller/Ersa.
I bought a ifixdit 50 driver bit kit 2 weeks ago. I had a big discount on it. It is chinese crap, but not the worst I've seen : so it is possible to work with these tools if the screw are not too tight. They are not for every day use, more for occasional. It is true that the price is quite high for the quality.
The footprint of the bits are ok (not sure if footprint is the good word...) : I have real crap bit kits which does NOT fit the screws !
I have it too. For the price, I find it to be one of the best around. The driver already has a bit of wiggle in it, but the variety of bits made it well worth. Has been my go to for quite a while now.
The bits could be longer though, still have to go back to other drivers without switching head on occasion.
I was about to make a thread on this but here goes:
Don't these all these bit kits have too much thickness where the shank holds the bits, rendering them useless for many situations?
BTW, there's a lot of bait and switch on Amazon for products like that, so if you ordered from there, it might be worth checking if it's genuine.