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01-01-2011 03:11 PM  7 years agoPost 1
rudyy

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Is this soldering gun from lowes good enough?

Weller Electric 100/140-Watt Universal Soldering Gun Kit

or should I go for the more expensive one like this one:

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...?&I=LXWFJ8&P=ML

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01-01-2011 03:17 PM  7 years agoPost 2
GyroFreak

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If your only doing connectors mostly, the gun is good. But if you do circuit boards and tiny parts then a soldering station will be better.
I will send you the link for good one I use for about $80.
Back in a few mins.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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01-01-2011 03:17 PM  7 years agoPost 3
BeltFedBrowning

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I have many soldering irons from my many years as an auto mechanic. I keep a Weller in my hobby stuff. It looks identical to the one in the pic. They are very good quality soldering guns. I fix radiators and have soldered a new bung in a gas tank with mine.

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01-01-2011 03:19 PM  7 years agoPost 4
rudyy

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I want to get one for deans soldering.

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01-01-2011 03:20 PM  7 years agoPost 5
BeltFedBrowning

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The Weller kicks arse for deans soldering.

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01-01-2011 03:22 PM  7 years agoPost 6
GyroFreak

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If you decide you want to do deans and small stuff, like servos and electronics, here is a list to take a look at.
For Deans alone, the gun is great.
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http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/st..._type=jamecoall

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01-01-2011 03:25 PM  7 years agoPost 7
BeltFedBrowning

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I do have another soldering iron for electronics. The Weller would melt a singularity into a circuit board.

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01-01-2011 03:37 PM  7 years agoPost 8
smokie

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I like the TC950 from Towerhobbies

Dave

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01-01-2011 03:41 PM  7 years agoPost 9
Hellsiege

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I got a Hako-936 from ebay and it rocks. Needed something that could do the huge wire on 6s turnigys 55-70 shipped on ebay if you search them. ReadyHeli or Amain can't remember sells a skin kit for them as well if you want to dress up your shop area...

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01-01-2011 03:44 PM  7 years agoPost 10
GyroFreak

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Tower hobby list the 950 from $80 to $900, what the heck is that all about ? A 900 dollar soldering station ????
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EDIT: Opps, my mistake, those are qnty listings.

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01-01-2011 03:46 PM  7 years agoPost 11
Tyler

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Team Checkpoint
I put off buying a new iron for nearly a decade. I bought the Team Checkpoint soldering station on sale and could not be more pleased. It heats quickly, it adjustable, comes with two tips that are easy to change, and it solders anything I need for this hobby.

It works so well that I have been kicking myself for suffering ten years with a bad iron. Worth every cent.

Check tower hobbies and many of our favorite heli specific sites for them.

Tyler

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01-01-2011 03:53 PM  7 years agoPost 12
Thatlumox

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Check Wassco, they have all the soldering related stuff you could ever need.

"I'm a dirt torpedo!"

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01-01-2011 03:55 PM  7 years agoPost 13
rcmiket

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I use the Weller also just keeps on ticking.
Mike

"When Inverted down is up and up is expensive"

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01-01-2011 03:58 PM  7 years agoPost 14
liv2ride41

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+1 on the team checkpoint. I have been using mine for a little over a year now and love it. Would deff say get a team checkpoint from tower hobbies.

Of course I ment to do that...........

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01-01-2011 04:10 PM  7 years agoPost 15
rudyy

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So both are great for deans soldering?

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01-01-2011 04:22 PM  7 years agoPost 16
AltecLansing

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Get the tc 950 from tower.

Man, I miss the eighties.

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01-01-2011 04:22 PM  7 years agoPost 17
GyroFreak

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So both are great for deans soldering?
In a nutshell, Yes. The gun is heavier and somewhat clumsy to hold for Deans, but it will supply plenty of 'kick' to heat fast. The pencil irons are much lighter and natural to hold. I have both but never use the gun.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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01-01-2011 04:29 PM  7 years agoPost 18
Tyler

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soldering guns can ruin sensitive electronics just by clicking the trigger!!

electronics and circuits should always be soldered with an iron, fyi.

Enjoy things that money can buy IF you don't lose the things money can't buy.

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01-01-2011 04:31 PM  7 years agoPost 19
GyroFreak

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soldering guns can ruin sensitive electronics just by clicking the trigger!!
Excellent point.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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01-01-2011 04:36 PM  7 years agoPost 20
hobby_man

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GUN
I had that Weller Gun, I gave it away

Then I got a

Team Checkpoint TC-950

Life is good.

I use the 3/16 dia copper tube method to solder to my deans, with the
Team Checkpoint TC-950

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