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New soldering station time - what's your favorite

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by Big Kahuna, Feb 3, 2021.

  1. DXman

    DXman Yes, that's 3100 degrees F. Nine yrs of hard work.

    Apr 5, 2005
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    Mine are low budget, they do just fine for a OK guy like me, nothing exciting.
    I use the 100 watt for the 259 connectors.

    100 watt.....

    100 watt.jpg

    Variable power.jpg

  2. Robb

    Robb Yup

    Dec 18, 2008
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    Butane soldering pen.jpeg

    Another tool I bought recently. Pictured above is a butane soldering pen from Walmart; about $17 plus shipping. This is one handy tool. Does the heavy soldering iron jobs as it gets up to 2300 degree Fahrenheit.

    The tip is for soldering; but takes a few minutes to reach a tip temperature that will finally melt solder for a circuit board.
    Or take off the tip and you can use it to put the shrink on shrink tubing quickly.
    Or solder on heavy metal chassis grounds without burning your circuitry.

    I bought the one from Harbor Freight for $23, so I didn't have to pay for shipping or wait for delivery. Requires a can of butane to charge it up that is available from Walmart for about $3. At the slow rate of butane consumption, that large can will take awhile to get depleted. No power extension cords. Just flick it on, wait a few, and go at it. So hot - it's Cool!
    #17 Robb, Feb 4, 2021
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2021

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