This kit is what you might expect it to be. The soldering iron works , but its terrible. It takes a long time to heat up and gets barely hot enough. The surface gets oxidized slowly and now it's a mess. It can barely do the job. The solder melts and sticks to the solder itself as the surface is oxidized. And you cannot put solder directly on the metal as it just doesn't get hot enough. The wire clipper is usable, and the solder is fine. Overall, do not buy it unless you intend to do soldering one a month or something like that.