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Old 06-30-2004, 02:08 AM   #16
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Originally posted by Aku-Man
Two different soldering irons have same temp at 480deg C, one is 28W and other is 60W. What is the difference? Both have same temp.
The more powerful iron will keep the heat in the tip better.

Put a low power iron on something that acts as a heatsink (like a motor or battery), and it will take the heat out of the tip faster than the iron can put it back in. So you won't melt that solder.
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Old 06-30-2004, 05:21 AM   #17
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I bought the Weller SP80 and it is relatively inexpensive at about $45. I went through 3 or 4 Weller SP40's (the tips don't last long), but with the SP80 the tip doesn't show any indications of wear. I think it came with a smaller tip, or I bought one separately. The SP80 is a favorite of Stained Glass artist.
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