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Old 09-04-2004, 09:24 AM
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What is a good soldering iron to get? What make and model?
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Old 09-04-2004, 09:27 AM
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weller is a good brand.
radioshack has some great irons available.
tamiya 12v soldering rod is also an excellent choice
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heres a great iron for $100. It has ajustable temp, and works for anything! Another cool thing is you can get faceplates for it, so you can have your own "custom" soldering iron!
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That would be a great soldering iron.. It has a variable soldering temperature raging from 100 to 400 deg C. Best for soldering battery packs...
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Old 09-04-2004, 09:47 AM
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i recomend getting a gas soldering iron (works off butane)...since i got mine i haven't needed a 12v one (only for batteries)..and i haven't needed a mains once since.

my gas one cost 65 ish but it came with a spare tip and in a little case is rated from 30w-130w (equivalent to)

i could reccomend a gas iron to anyone...
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Get a Hakko 936 variable temp and an optional chisel tip. Best iron I've ever owned and avilable on eBay for around $85 plus shipping. Great for everything from battery packs to fine ESC and servo wires. Awesome.
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For 20 bucks, get a weller 40w, works wonders
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Old 09-04-2004, 05:38 PM
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Hakko Red 506 Soldering Iron

For a budget, it's only 11.00 and is super reliable. The iron heats up very fast.
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Old 09-04-2004, 05:58 PM
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I am going to try to locate a retailer for the Hakko 936 here in the Toronto area.
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Wellers are about the best I've seen since I have worked in the electronics business. I was in the business for 6 years. I used to repair/modify computer boards for a living. I used to assemble/repair boards for Cisco Systems, HP, and several other companies. The Weller I used was 10+ years old and was about as heavy duty as they get. Still works like a dream.
Recently though, I just got myself another one at a discount place. 100w for $9.00. I think it was a discontinued one.
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check this beast out i saw an infomercial or commercial or something and it looks pretty pimp cuz it cools right off. i might have to invest in one of these lil buggers. heres the link

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I saw an info-comercial about that one last night. it looks cool. The address and Phone # was out in Alberta somewhere and I didn't get it in time. Price is cool but how long in the life span of the tool.
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Old 09-05-2004, 03:21 AM
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Gas soldering irons are very good (i've got a mains at home for bateries) and they heat up very quick my gas iron is an Iroda with variable heat

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HANDS DOWN!! - get the HAKKO 936. It'll handle anything you would want to do in this R/C gig

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