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Old 05-14-2010, 09:02 PM
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What soldering penciel and solder is best to use. I have a 25 watt soldering penciel and it realy seems to not get the job done so I was curious to what others was useing
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What soldering penciel and solder is best to use. I have a 25 watt soldering penciel and it realy seems to not get the job done so I was curious to what others was useing
I have a 40W Weller pencil that does OK. Keep the tip clean, use flux, and don't use too much solder. If the iron is not hot enough to get the solder flowing very quickly, then you need to get a different iron, or clean the tip. There are a lot of videos on how to solder correctly.
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:40 PM
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40w is the lowest you should go. I have a 25w pencil too but got a friend to solder my Dean connections on with his 40w pencil. 25w seems to be for small jobs like circuits...
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For small wire I use a 40 watt pencil iron , but for heavier gauge wire and things like battery tabs I use a Weller 100/140 watt gun .
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Get a Hakko... the best 100 bucks I spent 5 years ago..now I see them going for 80 bucks & that includes a wrap.
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Get a Hakko... the best 100 bucks I spent 5 years ago..now I see them going for 80 bucks & that includes a wrap.
thats what im getting
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tough to spend $80+ on an iron but after having the best in the past (Hakko) and then using something else it's worth the money......have a nice 936 now
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Yup! Get a Hakko. Forget the rest
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Is the checkpoint iron a copy of the hakko? I have heard good things about it. I have got to get a new iron.
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Is the checkpoint iron a copy of the hakko? I have heard good things about it. I have got to get a new iron.
I was wondering the same thing on the check-point and would also like to know about the KOMEC 936<---its on ebay so you know how that is u get what you pay for
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I got my Hakko 936 out here used for $50 and it was the best purchase I have EVER made for RC stuff. The Hakko just rules....
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I have a TC 60 watt and it is awesome. Almost identical to the 936.
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i have this weller.......had it for past 4 years works great and heats up in 2 mins

http://www.cooperhandtools.com/brand...c=037103191311
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I picked up this unit back round October last year. Gets the job done no hassle, but I definitely need new tip for it. Honestly believe its at max temp in under 2 minutes, absolutely no longer than 2.

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Dont use to thick of solder. I have an 85watt iron and it doesnt work with to thick of solder and thin solder is impossible to find here
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