Soldering iron

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Soldering iron

Postby australi » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:41 pm

SHIT!

Looks like I can’t get tips for my old weller solding iron anymore; they all look like this – and mine is threaded on the OUTSIDE of the tip Sad smile
I MADE the last one – looks like I may have to again.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/12PCs-Solder ... e2a&_uhb=1

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Postby DOC » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:13 pm

Haven't used an Electric soldering iron for many, many years.
Butane is the way to go!

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Postby australi » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:41 pm

Not for me; I had a few and each one would F**k up!
Handy though.

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Postby DOC » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:36 pm

They heat up much, much faster AND I never trip over the f***ing cord!
I've had my Snap-on one for many years now, use it almost everyday.
Maybe don't be such a cheap bastard and buy a good one and it'll last.

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Postby riverracer » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:16 pm

thanks for the reminder, i needed to buy a new tip for my old weller temp controlled station

i got it from work years ago when we closed our irrigation controller section down

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Postby australi » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:55 am

You can still get those tips River, just not the ones for the 25W ones like mine. BINGO: I just had a thought whilst typing this; I DO have a spare weller also DOH!! :-x ::

Doc, I normally DO buy good tools, but I admit the butane ones that failed were junk. Good idea re the cord tho!


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