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Old 01-07-2006, 07:47 PM   #46
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I accidently dropped the iron on my foreleg and now there's a nice scar there. I've had much worse occurances with Accetylene Torchs and braize.
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Old 01-07-2006, 07:59 PM   #47
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I've actually had the iron tip resting on my thumb, and my hands are pretty calloused, so I didn't know it was burning me until I heard a sizzling. I look down and was like oh crap!
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Old 01-07-2006, 08:04 PM   #48
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I've actually had the iron tip resting on my thumb, and my hands are pretty calloused, so I didn't know it was burning me until I heard a sizzling. I look down and was like oh crap!
Nothing better then the smell of burnt hair and skin!
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Old 01-07-2006, 08:47 PM   #49
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Just curious how come no one uses IR temp. gun to check the soldering iron?
Because that makes too much sense!
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Old 01-07-2006, 08:58 PM   #50
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Well, my dad learned the hard way one day when wrenching on his car that it's a bad idea to solder on your lap if you're sitting on the floor and wearing shorts. Gotta love those solder welts on your thighs. Also, at work, I was helping a customer solder up a motor and he brought it back and said it was spinning backwards (it was a Mini-Z motor, no + or - on there) but I had already unplugged the iron. So I plugged it back in, and decided to leave it plugged in just in case he came back again with another problem. Another employee comes over while I'm looking away and grabs the tip side of the iron (for what reason I do not know). Well, he was a little more sensitive to pain than most so we basically had to shut the store down for half an hour to tend his wound.
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!!!!!!

Dude! I am almost scared to ask........Who was it? David? LMAO!!!!!
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Old 01-07-2006, 09:01 PM   #51
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Afro,

Do you remember when a "certain kid" tried to light himself on fire in the shop by spraying motor cleaner on his soldering iron.....

Luckily the only victim there was his Street Weapon...... LOL
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I probably have the biggest "bonehead" story... (so far)

When I first started racing I used a soldering gun, and then realized I needed to upgrade to an iron. I bought a Ungar/ Weller type iron from Radio Shack, but the hottest screw-in heating element that Radio Shack sold was not hot enough, so I had to mail-order a higher wattage element.

I got the new heating element in the mail just as I was packing my stuff for a race I was going to that day. I had been using the old iron the night before, and apparently I accidentally left the iron plugged in overnight. I pulled the iron out of it's stand and grabbed the heating element so I could unscrew it and put the new one it. I really got a good grip on that thing before I heard my flesh searing.

Despite having a severe burn straight across the palm of my hand, I covered it with Neosporin, wrapped it in gauze, went and picked up my buddy (Mike McMahon) and we went racing. Luckily it was my right hand, so I could still hold my transmitter.

Needless to say, I ALWAYS check an iron on a wet sponge before I pack it in my pit bag, and I only use pliers if I have unscrew the heating element, no matter how long the iron has been unplugged.
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Default how many times have you got burned by soldering iron

Thats priceless.
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i guess im a soldering master
I guess I am too.I have burnt myself but usally other peaples fault....But yea Im a master...I could solder you a building
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