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Old 03-04-2008, 07:14 AM   #16
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I own a weller 40 watt. Either that or the 80 watt version. You have to be careful though with the higher wattage that you don't get the cells too hot. It is easy to damage them by over heating.
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:46 AM   #17
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Where are you buying these Hakko from? I'm on my 3rd weller now because no one carries the replacement tips anymore, and yes, they pit and fall apart quickly. There was an electronics store, but it closed up shop last year, the only thing left is radio shack.
Ace Hardware stores usually carry the replacement tips for the 40W Weller iron. They're around $9 - $10 a pair.
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:56 AM   #19
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Home Depot sometimes has the 40 watt tip replacements. Last time I bought 3 of them, 6 months ago. About 4 bucks each.
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:23 AM   #20
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I own a weller 40 watt. Either that or the 80 watt version. You have to be careful though with the higher wattage that you don't get the cells too hot. It is easy to damage them by over heating.
This is why to use the 80w fattie. If you prep all your cells at once (I sand the ends with 220 grit and pre-tin), then dip the ends of the battery bars in flux, the soldering operation time total for each bar should be around 1.5 - 2 seconds per joint, max.

As with all soldering operations, a clean tip goes a long way. Keep a moist sponge near by to wipe it off between operations. The weller tips nickel coating is not that thick, but with a little care their life can be extended. I had one last 4 months before it started to get pitted. By contrast, I've had the tip on my Hakko for 2.5 years and it's as good as new. It may be more expensive, but you do get what you pay for...
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Old 03-04-2008, 03:12 PM   #21
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so I take it this is the one I should get.

Weller 80 Watt
http://www.amazon.com/Weller-80-Watt...4668632&sr=8-1

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Old 03-04-2008, 05:31 PM   #22
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Yep that will do the job. I am using a weller 100w. Remember You are always better of using large amount of heat for short amounts of time rather then holding a small amount of heat for a long time.
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been using this for a few years and help on saving the tip snice I can turn down the heat.

http://www.amazon.com/Weller-WLC100-...04679755&sr=1-

I also have an 80w weller fo when I going to do more then one pack I just plug it into the station and use it.
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Where are you buying these Hakko from? I'm on my 3rd weller now because no one carries the replacement tips anymore, and yes, they pit and fall apart quickly. There was an electronics store, but it closed up shop last year, the only thing left is radio shack.
Frys.com HAKKO 936 for $89.95

Frys has stores all over.
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:23 PM   #25
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Haven't seen anyone mention the weller 4033S. This is a iron plated 45W unit with an 1100 degree F tip temperature. It has a 3/8" or so chisel tip and will solder a battery bar in a second or so. The tip is about $29 but it needs a separate handle.

They do die eventually - I think I am on my second one since starting in RC about 6 years ago. The iron plated tip doesn't wear or corrode - the heater just deteriorates and eventually it doesn't get as hot as it used to. I don't leave it on all the time. I just use it for soldering stuff and unplug it. You can get them from Mouser electronics www.mouser.com
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:36 PM   #26
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The monster 80watt Weller used in the stained glass hobby definitely puts out the heat but the tip is to big. I wish it came with a tip about 2/3rd's the size.

My Hakko 936 has been good over the years but doesn't hold the heat like it used to. I've been thinking about ordering a new one. Maybe next winter.
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I just had to get a replacement tip for my 40 watt weller. I had my local hobby town order it. For those looking for replacement tips for the 40 watt weller, the tip is an MT10. Also, I know that Ace hardware can order weller tips.
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:19 PM   #28
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Just a heads up on the Hakko... they have them pretty cheap on their site, only $93 for the one with the big iron. THat must have changed because it used to be hard to find them for under $100

and check this out: they even have "skins" for it. Seems that Hakko likes the r/c market.

http://www.hakkousa.com/AHPDirect/images/936-skins2.jpg
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The shop I go to said that the guys they get the hakko from is back ordered >.< . But for now just for batteries, I guess Im going to pick up a weller 80 watt and hope nothing little comes unsoldered until i get my hakko.

As far as the weller 40 watt tips go, around my area they're like $9-10 if you can find them. Sadly, a new iron with the large tip and the two others is like $20.

Everyone says to go with the Hakko, they really must be doing something right
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I've got two of the Hakko 936's (one in my race kit, one on my bench) and there really is nothing like 'em...except I DO employ an 80 watt Weller (from Home Depot) for batteries. The 936-108 with the 5mm tip works pretty good on batteries and I'll use it in a pinch to repair a pack for someone, etc but the Weller is the ONLY way to fly for assembling a pack or five (or six, or...). That tip holds a LOT of heat.


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Stained glass hobbyists apparently pay less than us. $100 for this item in hobby shops and $80 in stained glass supply houses. $20 savings not much but 20% in my pocket is preferable to me.
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You have to be careful though with the higher wattage that you don't get the cells too hot. It is easy to damage them by over heating.
With the 80W Weller, properly tinned, you just touch the iron to the bar and it floats on almost instantly. If you hold the iron on the cell 2 seconds you're doing something wrong. Much closer to a second.

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Ace Hardware stores usually carry the replacement tips for the 40W Weller iron. They're around $9 - $10 a pair.
Ace can also order the monster tip for the 80W. It is in their supply catalog but most stores don't stock it. I just picked one up there last fall.
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