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Old 11-28-2002, 03:29 AM   #1
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I'm looking for a hot yet affortable soldering iron. Any suggestion?
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Old 11-28-2002, 07:45 AM   #2
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Above all you must chose a point isolated soldering iron, like ceramic or soldering station. Some ESCs donīt like the AC current of normal soldering irons.
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Old 11-28-2002, 08:27 AM   #3
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The 20 dollar 40 watt Weller irons work just fine...
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any 40 watt iron will do.... but make sure you get the largest "chisel" or "screwdriver" tip for your iron. The more mass in the tip the more heat it will hold and the faster it will solder. This is very important when you solder batterys.
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Old 11-28-2002, 12:20 PM   #5
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http://www.inlandcraft.com/howto/sol...g_products.htm
overgear, this is the brand I use. I got mine from hobby lobby(craft store).
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Old 11-28-2002, 03:48 PM   #6
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overgear, this is the brand I use. I got mine from hobby lobby(craft store).
proudwinner: which model do you use? where can i buy Inland irons online?
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Overgear, I use the 60100 model. Which cities are closest to you and I'll try to help locate a place that sells them.
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Overgear, I use the 60100 model. Which cities are closest to you and I'll try to help locate a place that sells them.
I live in Reseda, California....how much did you pay for yours?

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I paid $75+tax for mine. Here's some online stores;

http://www.castlestainedglass.com/catalog.htm#SOLDERING

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&i...ering+products
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Thanks proudwinner... but i am looking for something cheaper...

something like these:

http://www.hobbico.com/tools/hcar0775.html

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http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...&s=hi&n=553006

are they reliable?
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Old 11-28-2002, 06:42 PM   #11
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Buy the Iron with the MOST watts that you can afford. 60 or more watts is best.
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Speedo says the 40 watt weller works just fine, if I had to choose between the group I would opt for that one.
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Check out the Hakko 456 Super Pro Iron on this page, $18.95 and you can order from the site. Hakko is a brand name that you can trust when it come to soldering.

http://somerstiffany.com/mall/Soldering-Irons.asp
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proudwinner;

That Hakko Iron is $49.95. Extra tips are $18.95. That's still a good price for anything Hakko.

I paid $99 for my Hakko 907 soldering station. I used an Ungar 100 watt Iron for years and it worked fine. The only thing better about the Hakko is adjustable temperature, 15 second heat-up time and it is easier to change tips.
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I thought that was a little too good to be true. Sorry about that. Yes they are good, real good.
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