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CamPhil
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Overall   (4.5)
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PROS
Original and authentic. Come with caps, for carrying spare juice for quick changing on the go. Good value.
CONS
Time waiting for them to be dispatched.
If you have any of the Kangertech Dripbox range, or any of the several squonkers which use the same bottles, these are essential spares as well as a way to carry additional juice for fast changing on the go. Great value.
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Overall   (5.0)
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PROS
Build quality. Smoothness of ink flow and on the paper. No leaking!
CONS
Packaging not as illustrated, but a cheap cardboard carton.
I bought this on the recommendation of a friend who is seriously into quality fountain pens and uses them exclusively. I was a bit sceptical of a pen at this price being of such quality but it really is, and stands well in all respects with fountain pens of more than ten times the cost. Very smooth in use, with great fit in the hand, the ink flows smoothly onto the paper as the nib glides effortlessly across it. I've never had a pen this good before, despite spending much, much more on some in the past, in desperate efforts to improve my handwriting. I wish I'd had this back then, but I fear that at my age (nearly 56), my scrawl is something of a lost cause, and bad habits of many years standing will be hard to correct. ALL of my children will be getting similar pens by Jinhao now, but will be choosing which particular model they prefer. I only wish the package was the same as that illustrated, as a pen of this quality needs a presentation to match, not the cheap cardboard carton mine actually arrived in. I'd like my children to respect and appreciate such a fine quality pen, instead of treating it as disposable, and the presentation would make a lot of difference in that respect - I'd willingly pay whatever the additional cost of a decent presentation case would be. Sorry if I'm gushing over this, but it's hard not to!
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CamPhil
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Overall   (4.2)
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PROS
Ease of building. Works for left or right hand wound coils. Beautifully and lightly restricted vape with great saturation. Great value Twice the TPD capacity (thank goodness).
CONS
I would have liked Allen screws as an option (but can measure screws and buy the right sized ones now). Could do with some texture or knurling on the top cap to make filling easier. Included coils don't have any specification as to material, although I suspect FeCrAl as my Ohmeter can't detect any change in resistance when a lighter is held under them - stainless steel would suit all types of use, so would be a more helpful material.
This has almost immediately become my favourite RTA (and I have a drawer full of them) - the flavour leaps at you so well I'm using a flavour strength that I would normally only use in a dripper, as any other tanks are relatively muted, and need a slightly stronger blend (my juice is all DIY). I may need to drop the nicotine level though, as it's so good I'm vaping to a nic rush just to enjoy the flavour - and that's just on a 0.2Ω stainless steel fused clapton (I have no idea what power I'm using, as I leave that up to my mod, using temperature control, of course)! So the resistance of the RTA is clearly very stable, or I'd be getting burned wicks. And building on it is easy, even with arthritis and shaking hands, I can do it, although Allen screws will make it easier now I have the Phillips ones to measure and match. Thankfully, a huge range is available right here, so I shouldn't have any trouble finding the right ones! I need the magnifying goggles/visor (My kids disrespectfully call it my geek-helmet) for all my building anyway, so I can't hold that against it! Some knurling or other texture on the top-cap would be nice, to make refilling easier, but that and the screws are all I would change, so I've dropped one star for each.
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Overall   (5.0)
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PROS
Quality. Range of sizes. Price.
CONS
None
Great set at a good price, I'll be getting more, so I can keep one set for general washing up of atomisers and the other for brushing out the inside of coils after I've cleaned them by dry burning and quenching. Probably a spare set as well.
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Overall   (5.0)
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PROS
Quality. Insulate both heat and electricity. Smooth and flat inner surface. Fine tips. Price.
CONS
None.
Good quality ceramic tweezers are an essential tool for coil building even with simple round wire, as they allow you to manipulate hot coils even while pulsing power through them, being insulators of both heat and electricity. These are good quality - the tips are fine and meet perfectly, the inner surfaces are flat and smooth, and the tips are even replaceable - but at this price, it's well worth having a whole spare set anyway (who wants to be distracted looking for and fitting the spare tips you have tucked away "somewhere safe, so I won't lose them" in mid-build?), and maybe a few of the different shapes in this range. Being so hard, ceramics are also good for compressing complex wires during building, to give an even and flat finish, and for final untwisting of flat builds after fusing or claptoning. That's where the smooth and flat inner surfaces come into their own. For anyone not used to them, it's worth mentioning that they stay hot for a while after all signs of it have gone, so you need to be careful where you put them down, partly for safety, but also as if you put them on something wet, the shock cooling will shatter the tips (so don't try to cool them with water, either).
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