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2oz JB Weld $3.29

You can get 10oz of jb weld for usually around $15. I use quite a bit, if you do also, you probably know that. Good deal if you don’t need much. I’ve not had it dry out, but I probably never have 10oz for more than 3 years.

If you do use a lot, put a price watch on this. More of a putty, flows less than jb weld while setting. I’ve used all 8lbs since I paid the same in 2018.

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$114.99 after product page coupon and B32J7PNG

https://amzn.to/2TELUde

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koss wrote:
$114.99 after product page coupon and B32J7PNG

https://amzn.to/2TELUde

Thanks for the heads up. Great price for this generator. I just snagged one.

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koss wrote:
$114.99 after product page coupon and B32J7PNG

https://amzn.to/2TELUde

I was under the impression it came with the solar panels (since its called a solar generator), but that is not the case. “Solar” just means it accepts variable voltage, 10V-25V.

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tempting!

here’s a deal on the new wuben e6.. got the code from a deal website. runs out 7/30 apparently.

wuben e6

49.99, 50% off with code L9YADVTI, 25$ prime shipped

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Link didn’t work. Try this link

Code works for me. Anyone have this? Not sure I would use it.

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dthrckt wrote:
Link didn’t work. Try this link

Code works for me. Anyone have this? Not sure I would use it.


Yup, I’ve got it. Great little thrower. IMHO $25 is a steal for this light. Heck, I’m tempted to get another one at that price! My review:

https://1lumen.com/review/wuben-e6/

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Code works for me. Anyone have this? Not sure I would use it.

It’s a sort of GTmicro type light and gives it a good run for its money, but for me there are more than one deal-killers.

“Breathing” sideswitch. F’n creepy, only choices are breathing and off, no steady. Okay, I can turn it off, but what’s the point of a lit switch, then?

Weird-ass UI. Not as backward and counterintuitive as on the E05, but bad enough. Only shortcut is for blinkies, nothing (as in zero) for moonlight/turbo.

So as is kinda typical for Wubens, fantastic hardware, trash UI. Tired

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Code works for me. Anyone have this? Not sure I would use it.

It’s a sort of GTmicro type light and gives it a good run for its money, but for me there are more than one deal-killers.

“Breathing” sideswitch. F’n creepy, only choices are breathing and off, no steady. Okay, I can turn it off, but what’s the point of a lit switch, then?

Weird-ass UI. Not as backward and counterintuitive as on the E05, but bad enough. Only shortcut is for blinkies, nothing (as in zero) for moonlight/turbo.

So as is kinda typical for Wubens, fantastic hardware, trash UI. Tired

Ordered b4 you posted. I’ll probably return it. I’m sure I’ll be disappointed compared to 3 soonfires for nearly the same price. I wonder when Amazon will cut me off. I return a LOT.

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As long as it hasn’t shipped yet, you can cancel. I did that a few times no prob.

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So as is kinda typical for Wubens, fantastic hardware, trash UI. Tired

I politely beg to differ. It’s not a super-flexible UI like Anduril, but nor is it meant to be. It’s meant to be dead simple. Would I have liked shortcuts? Yes. Does that complicate things for everyday users? Perhaps. This thing has 3 modes; to me having shortcuts isn’t going to make-or-break a UI when you only have 3 modes. At least it’s click-on, click-off.

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Yeh, it’s a personal choice.

Just like I’m not about to toss out my E05 because it is a fantastic piece of hardware, but there’s nfw I’d EDC the beastie simply because of its backwards UI.

My gf has a set’n‘forget approach. Set the light to the brightness she likes, then it’s just on/off. Nothing wrong with that if it’s what you want.

But for (seemingly) most people here who want andouille 3+ for even a squeezy-type coin-cell keychain light, a backwards UI might not fly.

I just tried forewarning him about that. LOL

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I’m too dumb for Andruil tbh. Maybe someday I’ll memorize it and find it more useful. I’d like to try Andruil 2, maybe I’ll make fewer mistakes (that end up w/ light in whacky mode).

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I’m in favor of – low, medium and high and maybe turbo to impress my friends.

I have asked many people, no one knew what an SOS signal would look like. And most have no idea what it means if they even did see it .

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Lightbringer wrote:
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Code works for me. Anyone have this? Not sure I would use it.

It’s a sort of GTmicro type light and gives it a good run for its money, but for me there are more than one deal-killers.

“Breathing” sideswitch. F’n creepy, only choices are breathing and off, no steady. Okay, I can turn it off, but what’s the point of a lit switch, then?

Weird-ass UI. Not as backward and counterintuitive as on the E05, but bad enough. Only shortcut is for blinkies, nothing (as in zero) for moonlight/turbo.

So as is kinda typical for Wubens, fantastic hardware, trash UI. Tired


Thanks for that. I will put up with ramping from high and a few other UI quirks, but these? Nah. OSRAM CSLPM1 and CULPM1 emitters are still relatively new… there will be more deals like this with other lights having a better UI. Can wait!
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Thank B’harni the TO46R has that dual-switch setup, else its UI would be f’ed, too.

Wuben’s got some really good lights, but the crappy UIs make them (to me at least) nigh unusable. Again, personal choice, if you can get used to it, etc., B’harni bless ya.

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I’m holding the Wuben E6 in my hand right now.
From off- single click turns on in last mode, then, long press to cycle through l-m-h-l-m-h…. or double click goes to strobe mode, single click to off.
From off- long press does nothing.
From off- double click goes into random strobe mode. Double click again to get SOS. Long press does nothing. Single click turns off.
I have not found any moonlight or turbo modes.

So, click on, click off. Double click any time to get strobe. While on, long press to cycle through L,M,H.

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gman9 wrote:
tempting!

here’s a deal on the new wuben e6.. got the code from a deal website. runs out 7/30 apparently.

wuben e6

49.99, 50% off with code L9YADVTI, 25$ prime shipped


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bassoverflow wrote:
gman9 wrote:
tempting!

here’s a deal on the new wuben e6.. got the code from a deal website. runs out 7/30 apparently.

wuben e6

49.99, 50% off with code L9YADVTI, 25$ prime shipped


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Doesn't the Wuben E6 look familiar to some of you? How about this: https://budgetlightforum.com/node/42713

The GODMES T01 by Manker, breathing LED, compact AA thrower, etc.

Mine:

Anyone know if the UI matches up with the manual shown in that review OP?

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I just posted the Wuben UI. It’s not like the Manker. It’s very simple and basic.
Click on. click off.
While on, long press to cycle through low, medium, high.
Double click from off or on and get the strobe.
I did try the 10 second long press and it had no effect.

Edit- forgot the lock out. From off, click 4 times to lock out. Unlock with 4 clicks.

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Yup, I reviewed it at 1Lumen. Very simple 3 mode UI. Click on, clock off.

I also had thought about the Manker similarities. Never owned one though. Unlike the Manker that had a pill, bilakos’ review shows the LED and driver both being mounted on top of a shelf. A very interesting and compact design with what should be good thermal path.

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Yea, the Manker is 2 mm shorter, 1 mm thinner at the head. JM's review of the T01 here is probably why I bought one. There's just so many similarities around the switch specially, and clearly the styling is different, and the E6 is certainly modernized with the LED, etc.

Actually the low amp LED that throws is like perfect for this design. I should mod my T01 the same way. Way back my intent was to mod it with a driver swap but it didn't work out, can't recall details why, but small driver PCB were hard to come by back then.

That E6 LED/driver design is a major issue for a driver swap mod.

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I received the Lumintop D2 today —- it’s very small —same length as a S2+ ——the Osram LED isn’t bad — very similar to a SST40 — the Tint isn’t bad I guess —I’m not into cool white though —charging is 2 amps —— I’d buy it again for $20 + —- This one is getting an upgrade to something 4k though

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gman9 wrote:
tempting!

here’s a deal on the new wuben e6.. got the code from a deal website. runs out 7/30 apparently.

wuben e6

What deal site?

49.99, 50% off with code L9YADVTI, 25$ prime shipped

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the website i got the code from was Edealinfo. seemed like deal for budget flashlight lovers, so i decided to share it here too.

I ended up grabbing one, i am a sucker for wuben products.

it’s rare that any deal site i go to has a flashlight, other than slickdeals more recently. but that was a good one for sure.

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Hoping that wuben deal comes back.

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