1345 forum posts
Could be useful for the field
|Tom Sharp 2||13/10/2016 00:11:01|
3311 forum posts
It would be no use to me, can't solder to save my life, but I'm going to buy one.
|Geoff Sleath||13/10/2016 00:48:32|
3188 forum posts
Two problems with this
1: It's highly unlikely to be man enough for any soldering you're likely to need at the field. It's only 6 watts.
2: The field isn't the place to be doing those sorts of repairs anyway. Particularly jobs this iron may possibly manage ie very small ones. I've done the odd glue repair at the field but much prefer to keep repairs to be done at home in my workshop.
I'm a reasonably competent solderer with 60+ years experience and I wouldn't dream of field repairs of this type. Sorry
1345 forum posts
You've missed one vital point and you may accuse me of stereotyping here but speaking as a man we do like gadgets, particularly if they are a bargain, no matter how useless they may be. Why else do we see lone men shuffling around the hardware isles in Lidl and Aldi.
|Gary Manuel||13/10/2016 07:54:35|
1788 forum posts
Not as handy as THESE (when their not on backorder).
Chances are, you'll have a battery to run it on that's not gone flat through under-use.
One of our members will be using it on bonfire night to solder the fuses onto his model mounted fireworks.
Edited By Gary Manuel on 13/10/2016 07:54:59
Edited By Gary Manuel on 13/10/2016 07:56:21
|Josip Vrandecic -Mes||13/10/2016 10:26:16|
2939 forum posts
Hi Devcon1 , this is more expensive but not let you down...
Edited By Josip Vrandecic -Mes on 13/10/2016 10:26:51
|Bob Cotsford||13/10/2016 10:31:26|
7724 forum posts
Anyone remember the days of soldered servo connectors? I used to keep a 12v soldering iron in my field box ready for the inevitable fractured leads. Thank God for crimped connectors!
|2346 forum posts|
Avoid lead free solders like the plague, they are far more difficult to use for the amateur.
|Gordon Nicol||17/10/2016 03:10:48|
|70 forum posts|
I bought one last night, put 3 batteries in , and fired it up, ,went up to temperature in about 15 seconds and melted solder on the tip ...should be good for little jobs, servo wires etc...good VFM at £4.99
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These work well,
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