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TerryB's Soldering Guide


By terryb

4 years ago



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    #351 78 days ago

    Soldering gun vs soldering iron for under the playfield ?

    Was all set to get a 40 watt weller from Amazon amazon.com link »

    Or just get this, but not sure how well it will sit under the PF : amazon.com link »

    But can’t find the recommended tips: .187 screwdriver or .2” chisel tip . Suggestions?

    #352 78 days ago
    Quoted from undrdog:

    Soldering gun vs soldering iron for under the playfield ?
    Was all set to get a 40 watt weller from Amazon amazon.com link »
    Or just get this, but not sure how well it will sit under the PF : amazon.com link »
    But can’t find the recommended tips: .187 screwdriver or .2” chisel tip . Suggestions?

    I have the older FX888 Analog Dial soldering iron station. Love it, definitely worth buying a quality soldering iron. The FX888d uses the T18 series tips.
    amazon.com link »
    amazon.com link »

    I have never tried any of the alternate brands, so can't speak to the quality of those. I have only used the HAKKO brand tips and they have lasted for years, still using them.

    #353 78 days ago
    Quoted from undrdog:

    Soldering gun vs soldering iron for under the playfield ?

    The small stations like the fx-888 are fine for working away from the bench. Plus you'll have somewhere to put the iron down. The only reason to want a pen is if you want something smaller to put in a travel bag. Otherwise, save yourself and just buy a reasonable station like the fx888 or weller and use it for everything.

    I find the chissel or screwdriver tips easier to transfer heat for pin tasks than the pencil tips.

    #354 78 days ago

    Thanks. Ordered.

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