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Old 11-28-2003, 11:07 AM   #1
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I'm looking to get a soldering iron and am clueless as to what to get. First of all what wattage iron should I get? I've heard that it should be above a certain wattage, but is too much wattage bad? Also what is the difference between solder and flux? Or are they the same thing? Also what size should I get if I'm going to be soldering batteries and motor leads?

Lastly, is there a good place online to look or buy irons?

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Old 11-28-2003, 11:13 AM   #2
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most irons you can just get at menards, or hardware stores. The mininum should really be 60 watts, but that really isn't good for batteries. I wouls say 80 and up, it's a good allaround iron. It's fun when you can just heat it up, touch, touch, and your motors off. Solder ESC's is alittle tricky, unless you get a point tip, which i need to get.
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There's this 80 watt weller soldering iron at home deopt for 20 bucks, is this a good iron?
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I am using the 60 watt hobico iron. It is probaly the best iron I have ever used, the tips are perfect. I just finished assembling my third pack with it, and its also great for hardwiring.
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Old 11-28-2003, 12:27 PM   #5
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Go to www.bomir.com!!! Go and read the other soldering thread here.. Trust me and you will be happy if you get a Goot iron Or gun!!
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