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    Decent soldering iron

    Which one here is a decent soldering iron. i will be doing some slight soldering, probably not any volt modding but i need it at the worse times. I am hopeing to spend less than 20 dollars. Here is a link:

    Canadian Tires: Soldering Irons

    thanks guys.

    EDIT:

    Im liking this one: Soldering iron 1

    because it has a stand and other features but its a tad expensive.

    Iron 2
    This one is ultra cheap. is it any good?
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    Have u concidered going to radioshack and picking up from them instead of worrying about shipping and handeling?
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    lol. i live right next to a canadian tires. (im from canada. :P) though i do have a radio shack close by.
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    It dosent link me to the irons....
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    Grab a Weller 15w and a Weller 30w, or an adjustable, that goes 15w+. Weller is badass LOL

    That last one, the 25w one, it looks EXACTLY the same as the RS one. Just grab a Weller, or a cheap RS 15w grounded tip (thats what I use, set me back $8).

    Second edit:

    if I had to go with anything listed there, i'd go with this:

    http://www.canadiantire.ca/assortmen...=1125712446556

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    just type in your zip code, click english, and click on the link again, it will load up fine.
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    if you can't find it still. just go to canadiantire.ca and look around. sorry i can't help more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SolidxSnake
    Grab a Weller 15w and a Weller 30w, or an adjustable, that goes 15w+.
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    cool. i will probably buy that one.
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    just type in your zip code
    Damnit its a postal code.....pffft americans....
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    hehehehe. postal code.
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    The nice thing about the first iron you listed is that it can heat at both 20w and 40w. I have that exact model and i'm quite happy with it. The tip is fine enough for some pretty delicate soldering (it feels sharp) and the stand is a very nice feature.

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    What wattage to get depends on what the iron will be used for. Contrary to
    what some believe, a high watt iron doesn't get hotter, just has more heat in
    reserve for soldering larger objects.
    So keep that in mind. No sense spending extra on a high watt iron if you don't need it.

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    I purchased my Soldering iron from walmart for a nice rate of $4.97 with a tube of solder for $1.47.

    For all that I've used it for, (wiring molexes, soldering LEDs, light stuff..) it's just fine. Sure it's cheaply made, but it works well enough for me.
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    my dad just past down his old weller to me. its a gun and works VERY NICELY. hehe
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    Get a brand name soldering iron (Weller, hako) because repacement and different tips are easier to find. Fry's has a good selection. I personally have the radioshack 15w and use it mostly for solderind very small parts. The replacement tips wears out fast (copper-nickel) but costs only $.99.

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    i'd go with a hakko station, they are the best, ive had mine 6 ish years, ceramic heater tips are quite nice, heats fully in about 30-40 seconds, but then again i do production work with my iron.

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    a gun is a high wattage iron, and i wouldnt go near md work with it. hell i wouldnt go farther than wires.

    in my guide i used a radioshack 15/30 watt witchable iron, i think it was 8 or 12 bux, and it's sufficient enough for that tiny work i was doin. i also own a 15 watt grounded tip like solidxsnake has, a 40 watt RS, a 40 watt desldering iron, my 70 watt edsyn controlled station, a 100 watt gun, and a 240 watt weller gun, and a set of oxyacetelyne torches and a mig welder for stuff that the weller cant handle.... haha. ive used the weller to melt blocks of solid lead, its a freakin beast.it was like $60 if i recall correctly tho. i need new tips for my edsyn, i was gonna roder ome but they're nazi and have a inimum order of $25, and wanted to argue with me about the payment methods listed on their site, saying they didnt state they accepted personal checks or money orders, when its a frickin option on the page.... so i said screw the edsyn ill get a weller eventually, when the money and impulse buying is right. want a grounded tip temp regulated one, gonna be a few pennies.
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