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Old 09-02-05, 08:36 PM Thread Starter   #1
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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

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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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Old 09-02-05, 08:41 PM   #2
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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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Old 09-02-05, 08:46 PM Thread Starter   #3
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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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Old 09-02-05, 08:52 PM Thread Starter   #5
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Old 09-02-05, 08:52 PM   #6
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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

THIRD EDIT:

just type in your zip code, click english, and click on the link again, it will load up fine.

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Old 09-02-05, 08:54 PM Thread Starter   #7
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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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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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Old 09-03-05, 12:38 AM   #10
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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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Old 09-03-05, 03:45 PM   #12
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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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Old 09-06-05, 11:16 PM   #13
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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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Old 09-08-05, 08:12 PM   #14
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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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Old 09-08-05, 09:45 PM Thread Starter   #15
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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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Old 09-10-05, 09:05 AM   #16
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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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Old 09-16-05, 07:58 PM   #17
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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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Old 09-17-05, 08:26 AM   #18
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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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