By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more
Forum sponsored by:
Forum sponsored by CML

Cordless Soldering

Lidl

All Topics | Latest Posts

Search for:  in Thread Title in  
Devcon112/10/2016 23:29:57
avatar
1345 forum posts
475 photos

Could be useful for the field

Tom Sharp 213/10/2016 00:11:01
avatar
3311 forum posts
17 photos

It would be no use to me, can't solder to save my life, but I'm going to buy one.

Geoff Sleath13/10/2016 00:48:32
avatar
3188 forum posts
247 photos

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

Geoff

Devcon113/10/2016 07:29:51
avatar
1345 forum posts
475 photos

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 Manuel13/10/2016 07:54:35
avatar
1788 forum posts
1507 photos

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 -Mes13/10/2016 10:26:16
avatar
2939 forum posts
247 photos

Hi Devcon1 , this is more expensive but not let you down...wink 2

**LINK**

Edited By Josip Vrandecic -Mes on 13/10/2016 10:26:51

Bob Cotsford13/10/2016 10:31:26
avatar
7724 forum posts
428 photos

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!

Cuban813/10/2016 12:12:13
2346 forum posts
8 photos

Avoid lead free solders like the plague, they are far more difficult to use for the amateur.

Gordon Nicol17/10/2016 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

Mr.B.17/10/2016 09:28:37
avatar
412 forum posts
26 photos

These work well,

**LINK**

All Topics | Latest Posts

Please login to post a reply.

Magazine Locator

Want the latest issue of RCM&E? Use our magazine locator link to find your nearest stockist!

Find RCM&E! 

Support Our Partners
Motion RC
CML
Pepe Aircraft
Slec
Wings & Wheels 2018
electricwingman 2017
Revoc
Gliders Distribution
Advertise With Us
Sarik
Latest "For Sale" Ads
Does your club have a safety officer?
Q: Does your club have a safety officer, or is the emphasis on individual members to each be their own safety officer?

 Yes we have a SO
 No, it's down to everyone

Latest Reviews
Digital Back Issues

RCM&E Digital Back Issues

Contact us

Contact us