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Tank

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need help with soldering iron.
« on: June 30, 2004, 08:59:37 PM »

Could anyone recommend to me a decent brand soldering iron? I will mostly be using it for small circuits, LED's ,that sort fo thing. I am new to small electronics, and I am learning. I read the post about soldering irons that was posted a while back here in this forum, but it didnt help me much. I also noticed that there are several different kinds of flux, and I dont know what to purchase. Based on what I am looking to do (LED's, small circuit boards...) could anyone help a fella out?
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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2004, 09:37:04 PM »

Radioshack.
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2004, 09:46:11 PM »

Actually i use a cheap one just for leds but not  PCB.  Radioshack sells a $20 butane soldering iron, its great for anywhere, and heats up just as quick as a corded one, i like it cuz it doesnt have that heavy DC cord. I'd recommend the 60/40 .063 clear flux solder.
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2004, 09:59:33 PM »

I have heard that the Radio Shack brand soldering iron are cheap quality, is there a better brand that I should look at? I want it to last.
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2004, 10:07:13 PM »

They are all made the same..and the butane iron that i have been using for 3 years has never died.
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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2004, 10:28:54 PM »

Heat is the same pretty much everywhere, how it is delivered is the difference.
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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2004, 10:46:10 PM »

i have a weller soldering gun that has lasted about 15 years.  it is built like a tank.
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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2004, 10:48:28 PM »

I've heard excellent things about this -> http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/tools/69d3/
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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2004, 11:04:20 PM »

That cold solderer seems pretty cool, it's pretty cheap too. I will check out Weller. Thank you everyone for your help.
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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2004, 11:12:26 PM »

mine looks like this, just alot older.  weller also makes good soldering irons.

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