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01-17-2009 12:02 AM  9 years agoPost 1
Marty55

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Well sort of..

Where can i get smaller tips that will fit with :

http://c-s-sales-inc.amazonwebstore.../B000AS28UC.htm

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01-17-2009 12:10 AM  9 years agoPost 2
Heli 770

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You can get them at the same place. look for soldering tips. Or a good electronics supply.

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01-17-2009 12:30 AM  9 years agoPost 3
Anthony.L

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Too bad you aren't on this side of the mountains. Fry's in Renton carries all the Weller tips.

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01-17-2009 01:28 AM  9 years agoPost 4
tukkus

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01-17-2009 01:29 AM  9 years agoPost 5
tukkus

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don't forget to watch "Finless Bob's" soldering video on Helifreak

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01-17-2009 01:32 AM  9 years agoPost 6
Yug

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Depends on whether you are useing Pb solder which is easier to with but .......

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01-17-2009 02:12 AM  9 years agoPost 7
Anthony.L

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That's a good point, the type of solder you use makes a big difference in how easy it is to solder. I highly recommend a 60/40 rosin core solder, this will make a HUGE difference.

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01-17-2009 11:28 PM  9 years agoPost 8
neilg.

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use the thinnest diameter solder you can find. you might have to feed a lot off of spool but heat doesn't have to be that high.

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01-18-2009 12:59 AM  9 years agoPost 9
chopper_crazy

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I bought a soldering iron from Harbour Freight a few months back and it included a really small tip that works great for things like radios or the blade mcx. I think the brand name was Chicago

It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!

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01-18-2009 01:06 AM  9 years agoPost 10
skidbender

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As with almost anything, there is a learning curve. Keeping everything CLEAN, is rule number one.

It don't matter how you get there, if you don't know where your going.

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01-18-2009 03:33 PM  9 years agoPost 11
neilg.

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speaking of clean, anyone ever use flux? i found thi flux in liquid form.

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01-18-2009 06:17 PM  9 years agoPost 12
legoman67

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i use flux in its normal goo form. Soldering does take practice to make the connections look good.

I just got a new pen tip solder gun and have been practicing alot. Getting better now.

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01-18-2009 06:23 PM  9 years agoPost 13
Brokenlink

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You ever notice that when you are soldering something super small,your hand is shaking like a dog sh!tin peach seeds

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01-18-2009 07:37 PM  9 years agoPost 14
legoman67

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You ever notice that when you are soldering something super small,you hand is shaking like a dog sh!tin peach seeds
yup.

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01-18-2009 11:28 PM  9 years agoPost 15
mchammer

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Brokenlink,now thats funny!!!!But true.:

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01-18-2009 11:56 PM  9 years agoPost 16
Elgreco

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I don't know why but lately I can't solder properly at all. When I started last year and did all my deans connection, things seemed to go smooth.
Lately, I am having trouble. I seem to be changing tips all the time as I can't keep them clean, and it looks like I don't get enough heat transfer although I have a 40 watt iron.

A simple job looks complicated now...I use a 60/40 resin)

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01-19-2009 12:05 AM  9 years agoPost 17
mchammer

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I use an old sears 140 watt gun and that bad boy gets hot, and fast!

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01-19-2009 12:06 AM  9 years agoPost 18
Heli 770

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Try cleaning the threads on the iron and tips so the heat transfer is better.

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