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Old 05-20-2005, 01:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just realized that I need to invest in a good soldering iron, seeing that I dont have one. I have a gun, but that is just big and clunky. I need a more precision one. 40-50w with a very fine tip. Possibly an assortment of tips to add to it. Any suggestions?
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You want a 40-45 watt?

I say, get a 15 watt weller soldering gun, seem to work nicely.
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Think so? I want a pencil one, the guns tips are way too big. I need this for precision modding, as I am looking to mod out some of my components pretty roughly.
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25w is all a beginner needs. Any more than that and you can easily start frying things you're soldering too, of course this mainly applies to voltage mods.

I just posted this the other day:

http://www.extremeoverclocking.com/a...g_Guide_1.html
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I'm pretty good at soldering, although I havent done it in years so I may be a little out of practice. I took electronics in high school, and they taught us how to solder pretty well. But I'll check out the guide, thanks.
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I have this:
http://www.hmcelectronics.com/cgi-bi...uct/0460-0004/
It works nicley but is waaayyy more than what you need. I use it for building and repairing electronics.
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i like to solder things on amps my dad is fixing. he gets the parts, sets it up nd i do the solder work. i would have to say im gettin pretty good at it.! couldnt tell you what soldering iron to get though, ill ask my dad when he gets home.
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I have this:
http://www.hmcelectronics.com/cgi-bi...uct/0460-0004/
It works nicley but is waaayyy more than what you need. I use it for building and repairing electronics.
I looked at that, and would like it, but $80 is a wee bit too much. It's not WAAAAAYYYYY more than I need, but a little more than I need.

I would like it, but I dont think I need that much of a temperature variance made available to me. I saw some good ones for pretty cheap, that was linked to me previously, so I think I will go with one of those.

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