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Old 07-20-2004, 10:22 PM
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i have a 30watt will that be good for soldering rc stuff or should i go ahead and get the 60 watt?
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Old 07-20-2004, 10:26 PM
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If the 30 watt is good enough, why get the 60 watt? That is the question.
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Old 07-20-2004, 10:54 PM
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no i said WILL my 30watt produce enough heat to solder rc stuff or should i get the hotter 60 watt
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get the 60. solder guns don't work very well though, i'd go for a standard pencil type iron.
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Right, I'd be surprised if even a 60 watt gun did any good, as they just can't produce enough heat at the tip to make that much of a difference(& more importantly, a gun's tip just doesn't have enough surface area to transfer heat quickly to the thigns you;re soldering). I'd just reccomend that you get a 40-60watt pencil-type iron with a decent, broad chisel style tip, those will work just fine....
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Originally posted by Grizzbob
Right, I'd be surprised if even a 60 watt gun did any good, as they just can't produce enough heat at the tip to make that much of a difference(& more importantly, a gun's tip just doesn't have enough surface area to transfer heat quickly to the thigns you;re soldering). I'd just reccomend that you get a 40-60watt pencil-type iron with a decent, broad chisel style tip, those will work just fine....
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