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Old 01-01-2004, 01:52 PM   #1
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Default Busted my soldering iron... goot irons any good?

Kinda pissed me off but I was soldering some battery packs and i must have put too much pressure on the iron and snapped it in half. I need an iron with a higher wattage anyway... I ordered a Goot TQ 95 to replace it, anyone use this iron?
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Old 01-01-2004, 02:01 PM   #2
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i must have put too much pressure on the iron and snapped it in half
C'mon man, your supposed to let the iron heat up to you can just rest the tip on the solder and have instant flow.

I've heard good things about goot irons in the past.
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get a hakko, about $95, it will last you a few years. they also sell one at lowes, 45watt and only about $15, but I have replace it at least once a year.
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oh yeah, the tips on the one from lowes are crappy (pit up real bad)but they last as long as the iron.
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Old 01-01-2004, 02:24 PM   #5
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That tip seems kinda small But I here there good http://www.bomir.com/online/index.php?sub=78 I use one of these And love it, I was told it is a rebadged Hakko not sure but it is great with the 4mm tip. And no problem getting parts if you need them http://www.circuitspecialists.com/prod.itml/icOid/7508 480 deg C is 928 F

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Old 01-01-2004, 02:37 PM   #6
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C'mon man, your supposed to let the iron heat up to you can just rest the tip on the solder and have instant flow.

I've heard good things about goot irons in the past.
Nah I did let it heat up, i just wanted to put enough pressure down and snapped it... I need an iron with more oomph than a hako can give me. The main problem is soldering bars on the negative side of a cell, those take much more heat than the positve sides. I always have bad joints on the negatives, that's why i got a 150 watt iron, i just hope it's good quality.
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I bought a hobbyco 60wt soldering iron $6 from towerhobbies a while ago and it's working pretty well. The only thing you have to do it cut the tip into a chizel tip, which is easy enough(and tin it). Three replacement tips are $3.59. You can leave it on all race day and it's ready to use. When the tip gets screw'd up just re-cut the tip back into a chizel. As long as you clean the tip and tin a few times during the race day it stays in pretty good shape. Cheap, expendable and it works. I can't justify spending $80+ when I can get close to the same results with a $6 iron and about 5 minutes with a rotary bit and sand paper.
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I use a weller 60 wt solder station with a larger tip and adjustable temperature for batteries. I just built 6 packs and that thing just keeps working cell after cell. Less than 2-3 secs per end. I have yet to have a solder joint break on a battery pack. I have replaced the tip once in a year.
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are the weller wc100 any good?, I was lookign for a hako but someone selling me a weller wc100 For $45, good price?, its for Motor Soldering i haev solder connection on car, batteries etc.
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Go here get the one that's not digital it's only 34.95 these are great units and you can do both http://www.circuitspecialists.com/prod.itml/icOid/7508 480 deg C is 928 F
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Go here get the one that's not digital it's only 34.95 these are great units and you can do both http://www.circuitspecialists.com/prod.itml/icOid/7508 480 deg C is 928 F
I have that soldering station (the non digital one), i broke the iron part to it and they're out of stock of the replacements. It's a good soldering station but not for batteries as I found out.
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I bought a goot a few months ago and I like it so far.. the 150 watt booster button works great... still on my first tip with no apparent wear.
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how much these goot go for?
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$29.95.... they make a nice bench holder also...
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im looking for something with a base. Similiar to hako anything Around there? Maybe a little bit less Costy than about $100 new.
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