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    Default Soldering iron question

    just ordered an antex soldering iron hp80watt.

    quite a high wattage so will it be OK for tinning and simmering wires this small?




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    Default Re: Soldering iron question

    I'd say it would be fine on wire but would be wary with components but not overly experienced myself.

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    Default Re: Soldering iron question

    dont really do component soldering, just wires from time to time whenever I have a project on the go...

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    Default Re: Soldering iron question

    It'll be fine just don't go crazy with it. Keep light handed.

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    Default Re: Soldering iron question

    Watch your fingers as well, an iron with that sort of Wattage has a lot of hot metal in front of the handle (in my experience).
    No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride...

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    Default Re: Soldering iron question

    I must say 80W is a fucking poker, not a soldering iron. How big is the bit? - big ones take ages to cool down.

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    Default Re: Soldering iron question

    Quote Originally Posted by coin-op View Post
    I must say 80W is a fucking poker, not a soldering iron. How big is the bit? - big ones take ages to cool down.
    80W isnt big. This is what you call a big soldering iron. Was originally bought for soldering battery lugs on a vehicle but these days I mainly use it for poking into the eyes of my enemies before dismembering and finally killing them. Very effective...Anyone here got a problem with that? (">

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    Default Re: Soldering iron question

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBird View Post
    80W isnt big. This is what you call a big soldering iron. Was originally bought for soldering battery lugs on a vehicle but these days I mainly use it for poking into the eyes of my enemies before dismembering and finally killing them. Very effective...Anyone here got a problem with that? (">

    Is that any good for PCB's?

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    Default Re: Soldering iron question

    i got this one from lidl £8.99 only 48watt
    ideal for home hobby
    adjustable temp.
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    • Adjustable between approx. 100-500°C for optimum working temperature
    • Precise soldering for electronic devices, models and hobbies
    • Comfortable to use with soft handle
    • Integrated soldering sponge for clean work
    • Convenient soldering iron storage with heat-resistant metal spiral spring
    • Robust housing with on/off switch
    • [1] With handy drawer for accessories
    • [2] Includes 2 standard soldering tips (1 x mounted) and 2 x soldering tin of 20g (Ø 1.5mm / 1.0mm)
    • Rated power: 48W
    • Approx. 2.85m power cable – of which approx. 1.85m is cable to station

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