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Old 01-29-2005, 11:12 AM   #1
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I was wondering what everyone uses for a portable soldering iron at the track? Do you use a butane powered one or a DC powered one? Im looking for a portable iron and just wanted to know what people are using.

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i use this one

http://www.action-electronics.com/wewesd51.htm

been great so far and easy to use

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ive seen people using the pen soldering iron one with out the power station thingy and that pen works good. its like $15 .
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Old 01-29-2005, 11:34 AM   #4
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Thanks for the links.

Sorry i should have been more clearer I need something that is totally plug free because at the track I have no access to power so I need something that must use some sort of gas.

Thanks for your help again.

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Best to use is; Master Ultratorch model UT-100Si.
Runs on butane for cig. lighters. Has a large resivor and adjustable heat. Hot enough to solder battery bars.
Have had one for 4 years with no problems.
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Thanks for the link.

Another question can I use this butane soldering iron at home as well or should I just save up for a digital soldering station? I would rather just buy one unit than 2 expensive units and try to find power at the track somehow.

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Old 01-29-2005, 12:30 PM   #7
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i use a cheap tower hobbies iron, its 60watts and cost my like 8 bucks! is long as it gets hot i does its job as far as im concerned no need for some 100 iron
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Does anyone remember, or even know of, a soldering iron that Tamiya did? It was 7.2 volt but could still do most jobs.

Trying to hunt 1 down but can't find 1 anywhere. Any clues?

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Hako Presto

Idels at 20W hold the button and it goes to 130W in seconds. Small and runs about 40 bones at Frys
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Old 01-30-2005, 05:31 PM   #11
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I bought mine Tamiya's at Tower Hobbies couple years ago. I just modify it and use it with the supply. I think it is Hakko makes it for Tamiya. I saw one before in my local electronics stores...
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