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What soldering iron/station do you use?

What soldering iron/station do you use?

Weller
20
45%
Metcal
6
14%
Antex
10
23%
Ungar
0
No votes
Henley-Solon
2
5%
Litesold
1
2%
JBC
0
No votes
Gas Stove
0
No votes
Match (as in; you're MacGuyver)
0
No votes
Other
5
11%
 
Total votes : 44

 

What soldering iron/station do you use?

Post by tunneldiode » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:46 pm

What soldering iron/station do you use?
You can pick more than one.
Just for fun.  :D

I don't think I've missed any brands!?!?

 

Post by Joe » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:18 pm

I've also got a Portasol gas job.

- Joe

 
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Post by Andrewausfa » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:30 pm

Maplin? I bought a useable station from them.

Andrew

 
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Post by Michael Watterson » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:36 pm

You missed "other: Temperature controlled" and "other: Fixed"

I suspect my cheap temp controlled Iron of being a cheap fixed one on a lamp dimmer.

I have a Lidl solder gun (to weld plastic :) ). It's not hot enough to solder tinned chassis plates.

I've two dead Antex.

I have a Lidl paint stripper gun that works good to take off SM parts. :D

I've 2 or 3 small gas torches with soldering adaptors.

For serious Microwave work ;D a Camping Gaz blow torch.

 
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Post by neil1974 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:30 pm

Ive got a few different irons. a 15w antex which is the better of the low wattage ones i have. an instant heat weller one which i now have tips for again thanks to Trevor. and a maplin variable temperature one that i had to resolder some connections in because they had very little solder on them  :shock: . and a couple of cheap chinese irons that i bought on the offchance they were ok and surprisingly they are. cheers neil.

 

Post by Steve P. » Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:57 pm

Well I have a Metcal and a couple of others, both Antex and one is temperature controlled.

Cheers,

Steve P.

 

Post by tunneldiode » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:08 pm

Hmmmm.........I wasn't sure if I should have included an 'other' option; perhaps one of the Mods would be kind enough..............

 
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Post by Ian E G7OLT » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:32 am

My temperature controlled soldering 'station' came from CPC.
It's a model SL-20 made by 'Solomon' (whoever they are).

 

Post by tunneldiode » Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:53 pm

No Macgyvers yet then?

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