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Overall   (4.0)
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ok
CONS
ok
nice enough item, only adjustable on atty side, nice metal and threads, not as tall as other sinks that might matter to some, nice budget sink
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Overall   (4.5)
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great value
CONS
a few niggles
OK a few reasons for this purchase.. No one has reviewed it yet so thought I'd take one for the team. The switch looked like it might fit some odd panzer tubes I have lying about to make some kinda mutie-mod(it doesn't diff threads) And I just wondered -- HOW GOOD CAN AN 11 DOLLAR MOD BE?? If you expect the answer to be--shit--WRONGgggggg. It's really quite a nice un-pretentious workmanlike mech mod Bonefire? Bonfire? chinglish? who cares....it's nice Topcap nice pin and 510 thread(copper so careful or permanent heatsink) needed to do a bit of fettling inside topcap to accommodate protected batts..slight adjustment by thread on delrin possible, standard 2 screw contact and rattle adjustment(copper). Nice thick tube, good smooth threads, lightly brushed finish, logo seems embossed (nice smooth edges) is it a flaming hand grasping a ball or a flaming ball..who cares looks nice, simple design. Not convinced by the 'venting through switch' and really would have preferred delrin insulator but hey an o-ring can fix that up....switch is nice and smooth with a nice throw, locking ring smooth as always careful IT'S COPPER so will bind if you're not careful. Switch button nice logo and seems individual serial. One thing this is lovely soft copper throughout that patinas well and hits hard,,but it will ding if you stare at it too hard....so resign y'self to a dinged up beater mod or a 'shelf queen' either way great value. Didn't expect much from this but was pleasantly surprised by both the workmanship and materials if you have 11 bucks going begging grab one now.
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Overall   (4.7)
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it's got the lot
CONS
naff crosshead screws
Hey ho here goes..... NICE well made piece overall feels solid and weighty if you're not a fan of bricks..stop here. The switch has no lock so size/weight/safety = desk top mod. Upside materials used means excellent hitter. Screams quality, apart from a few very slight 'artifacts' which I assume come from machining soft copper flawless finish.. bear in mind soft copper will tarnish and ding up..nature of the beast. 510 nice, threads copper so care or heat sink, pin has screw adjustment. Button smooothhhhhhhh BUT..spring way way way too hard, pushing button forces mod out of your hand..replaced mine with an old one (from panzer I think) 'lighter' action now perfecto. Those bloody crosshead screws..if you sand the cheap nasty plating off the heads they're ok-ish .. but still it's one of my bug bears how often a mod gets soooooo close but trips at the last hurdle...will be looking for compatable screw heads pref in brass but don't hold out too much hope. The overhang on the brass sections provides something to grip..holding in palm wrapping fingers round and firing with thumb works ok for me. Venting slits cut even and neat. Logo sharp but 'thin' and not deep so vigourous cleaning prob not recommended. Now an intriguing thing (at least to me) I thought the LXIX was part of the mods name but it seems these are individually or possibly batch numbered...mine being LXVII(67) the customer posted pictured on the 'reviews' page looks like LXXX(80)...on mine at least the LX seems deeper (possibly part of the logo) whilst the last 'digits' seem a bit 'lighter', added seperatly....so upshot the LX is possibly 'in common' but individually numbered..a pleasant surprise. Internally switch mechanism feels nice, smooth action in a substantial well fitting delrin? housing, which accounts for some of the height. Careful disassemble/assembling - steel screws/copper threads. Battery slots tad tight sanded mine, foam backed sand paper wrapped around brush handle..dunno if it did much other than smooth the insides.. chubbier batts / overwraps might be problematical. Screw end-caps can be turned with finger pressure and internal rattle screws work well, might wanna shorten them if you use longer than standard batts--no not all 18650s are equal. Gave mine my usual all over with v.v.v.fine sand paper to round things off after week or so getting a nice mild age/patina to it. In all fairness not that much different to a brass abaddon in real terms..bigger homebased mod that's for sure but in performance terms not much in it..the switch/contacts/mounting are a trillion times better but the extra hight. At the original asking price not even remotely on the cards but at the current one - BARGAIN BARGAIN BARGAIN ALERT I got mine CNY discount(yea it's taken a while) 23 bucks if I remember...deal of the century..scrap value has to be more than that ---- seriously Well made robust (though copper will ding) heavy..feels and looks classy with the switch spring swapped smooth operation(ok no lock)...been in my hand last 10 days and I love my Abaddons and Slugs so that's an achievement in it's self.. Only real downers slight 'artifacts' might just be mine and those bloody cross heads...grrrrr Don't know anything about the original mod it's cloned from but these could just possibly be seconds/over production of the original or that might just be wishful thinking on my part, experts can probably confirm/deny that one. So yea..if you like copper and bricks snap it up...I understand the lack of sales at the initial price I wouldn't have, now it's a complete steal.
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Overall   (4.0)
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nice robust piece
CONS
just not quite as good as other FT items
1st thing up this is a OK piece works fine BUT it's a bit 'bling' with the plating nothing a sand won't fix though it seems copper rather than brass beneath the 'gold plating'. Atty side fixed no screw, no spring, happens to work with kanger tanks but no adjustment is no adjustment....some other FT heat sinks are fully adjustable so unless you particularly want this design I'd go for one of those.
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Overall   (4.5)
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good product
CONS
bit too dark if anything
1st off--5 replacement glass parts for 2 bucks -just buy em for spares box do it now..just do it now.. Very deep dark blue glass, doesn't appear to be a coating but actual blue glass, bit too dark if anything need to hold tank up to light to check juice level. Not pyrex glass but being thicker kinda makes up for this, fits fine on kanger tanks and clones that I've tried em on. Obviously give 'em a wash before first use. Nice solid colour makes a change from other more 'pastel' tanks deep 'poison bottle' blue, looks great on slug with brass tank very very 'Victorian medical device' At this price get some we all drop tanks sometimes.
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