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Gatorraid
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Overall   (5.0)
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PROS
-good fit -easy to apply -Wicked Cazy Cheap
CONS
-looks more pink than red if that matters to you.
I have a lot of e-cig mods and a lot of batteries. I have worn through the plastic jackets on many batteries by simply taking them in and out of the mods over and over again making them unsafe to use. This heat shrink tubing is exactly what I needed. It fits great on all of my 18mm type batteries and I was able to repair about a dozen batteries (varying sizes but mostly 18650) with one roll of this PVC tubing with plenty left over. Its cheap and effective. One hint in using however...The setting I use on my heat gun for regular double wall or single wall heat shrink tubing (the kind used for wires not batteries) is too hot for this tubing and causes it to shrink too much and splits or melts. Before doing a battery test the temp of your heat gun on a sample piece of tubing first and adjust your heat accordingly. After I lowered my heat I got a perfect fit every time.
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Overall   (4.0)
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-cheap -portable -easy to use
CONS
-looks different than image -sloppy constuction
Over all this thing is pretty darn nice and it costs next to nothing. It is way better than you would expect for such a cheaply priced lighter. The tank looks like flimsy crap in the picture, but it's actually pretty tough. Glad I took a chance and ordered one despite my reservations...so thanks to the members that reviewed it, glad I followed your advice. I only have two gripes with it. The image shows that it comes in different colors. I was hoping for a red one...Oh well mine is completely clear from top to bottom (which isn't even shown as an option on the listing). I guess that makes it easier to see the entire tank instead of just the bottom being clear so that is good, but a red one would have been cooler...if I in fact would have gotten a red one. After all they don't let you select a color. The other minor issue I had was that there is a textured gripping surface on the front which I assume gives you a place to rest your finger while operating the lighter. On mine this grip slides back and forth. At first I thought this was an adjustment switch for adjusting the flow of fuel/flame size. Turns out the fuel adjustment is on the bottom of the tank and the a fore mentioned loose piece is loose for no good reason. Doesn't effect performance though so I guess it doesn't matter much but it does suggest the build quality is poor. Still worth the 3 bucks though.
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Overall   (4.0)
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PROS
-cheap -small and stack-able -work on 2 of my mods
CONS
-brittle ...handle with care
Let me get the bad out of the way first. These are brittle and fragile magnets due to their strength and small size. So you have to handle them with care...if they slam together hard under their own attractive force they will crack and/or shatter. The same would be possible if they fell to a hard floor from an average height. With that out of the way...these are great magnets and worth dealing with the fragile nature since they are sooooo cheap. I have dealt with similar magnets before and knew they have a tendency to be fragile so I bout 5 sets of ten to have extras. Even ordering a Quantity of 50 Magnets I paid a fraction of the cost of any Nemesis magnet set I have found anywhere else and I am well equipped in case I have more breakage or buy more Nemesis mods...I suspect I will have a good amount of both in my future. I have found with the nemesis mod That these are small and to get the right strength I used 3 magnets in a 2 to 1 ratio as suggested buy a couple different forum members and this works great. At first I thought the small size would be a problem, but it ended up making it easier to tailor the strength to my needs. The other advantage to the smaller size is that these magnets also fit in my Sentinel Mod which has less room than the Nemesis to work with. So one set of magnets two modded switches. I think that is a good value. FT sells these magnets in 2 packs and 10 packs. Do yourself a favor and order the 10 packs
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Overall   (5.0)
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PROS
-great flavor -gobs of vapor -holds a butt load of juice -easy build
CONS
-draw could be a bit looser -would be perfect if it were 22m but I am nitpicking...this thing is very nice.
I don't understand this thing at all. It pretty much works just like a jumbo version of a Kanger protank in its design, but the flavor and vapor that pour out of the Tiafun makes the Protank look silly. I am still just getting to know this atty, but my first couple builds were easy and worked great with no fiddling. I never thought I would like anything as much as my Kayfun, but this thing is on par and in some cases better. My opinion is that the Kayfun works better for more rich flavors like chocolates, vanillas, ry4 and such where the Taifun GT gives me better performance on crisp clean flavors like lime, citrus, or green apple. I am glad to have both in my arsenal so I can pick the right one to fit each of my juice choices. I have been using an easy set up that is simple and recommended by a lot of online reviewers. the build consists of 3 strands of 2mm silica wrapped in a 28gauge micro-coil. Easy to make and performs like a champ. The atty comes with some SS mesh so after I vape a few more tanks full of delicious juice I might try doing the Phil Busardo taifun build that seems to be so popular with Taifun owners these days. But even if I never get that working right...It works great with the simple silica wick build I'm using now and that makes it worth the price to me. I know a lot of people are concerned about the plastic tank being cracked by some types of juice. I tend to vape a lot of tank cracking juices so I made sure to buy the SS tank for Taifun as soon as it was available SKU 1544800. Even though I ordered it 2 weeks after I ordered the Taifun...Somehow the tank got here before the Atomizer did. So Luckily I have not had to use the Clear tank yet and probably never will as I am almost certain some of my juices would crack it. I haven't heard that being a big issue with the Taifun, but for less than $5 you should just get a SS tank for it. That way you don't have to worry either way. If you buy them at the same time and your plastic tank cracks...you'll have a back up spare ready instead of having to wait 3 weeks for a new one to arrive.
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Overall   (2.5)
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PROS
-23mm? -works ok as a single coil dripper -nice drip tip -post holes
CONS
-easily strippable allen screws and allen key -adjustable airflow ring is worthless all holes are the same size. Only has one air hole.
As a dual coil dripper this thing pretty much misses every possible mark. There is only one air hole. I guess since it has the double positive post in the middle you could build both coils on the same side and that would help the airflow, but on a dripper you really need the hole right next to the coil to get a decent vape. If you plan on using this as dual coil, you are better off taking the air flow adjustment ring off (it's worthless anyway since all the air hole options are the same size...whats that all about??) and throwing it away then drill another hole on the other side. and you should get a decent vape. Now as a single coil atty it works pretty good. I took the adjustment ring off and used the single big airhole on a 1.5 ohm coil and got a very good vape. It is similar to the vape I get with My IGO-L, however, if you are looking for a single coil dripper you're better off just getting the IGO-L since it is almost the same price on this site. Also the Igo works with philips head screws instead of those annoying allen screws. The IGO doesn't have the post holes but I would rather deal with capturing the coil leads under a phillips screw head than have post holes and using an allen key. The screws on this atty feel like they are about to be stripped with every turn! Now that I have one and it cost as much as my Igo-L and works kind of the same, I don't completely regret buying it, but all things being equal I would still prefer the IGO-L since it's just built better than the helio. If you are thinking about getting the IGO be warned it has a tight draw so you may need to bore out the air hole. IF you prefer a bigger air hole and you don't own a drill then maybe the Helio would be better for you. The last thing I would mention is that this was packaged like crap. It was just the atty in a plastic bag. No box, no extra accessories. I know most attys come with some cheap ni-chrome wire and crappy wick and not anything particularly useful. However, most drippers that use O-rings to hold it together usually come with some spare o-rings. I wish this atty had some because the first time I pulled the top off both orings fell apart. they were completely dry rotted and since this atty is a little bigger in diameter than most drippers I own, none of the spares I had for my other atomizers would fit it. I ended up having to take a couple strands of fiber from a cotton wick and wrap it around the base to hold the cap on until I can find some o-rings that fit. As for the wider diameter 23mm is kind of cool for a dripper. I think it looks cool on the Nemesis even though the Nemesis is only 22mm It matches nice. Would look great on a Chi You too since it is 23mm I think.
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