solder iron

Old 12-04-04, 01:26 PM
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solder iron

Whats the best solder iron?

And whats the best solder iron in the 10-60 dollar range?
Old 12-04-04, 05:38 PM
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Depends what you need it for. There are various tips, heating circuits, etc..
Old 12-04-04, 06:00 PM
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like said what for. Electric or you have a charcoal pot or on gas? You buy irons in pairs I like a 3 or 6 lb set each iron is 1 1/2 lb or 3 lbs. Then there is a iron head that you put on a prest o lite tank the flame is behind it all the time, it dont burn up the tip as often. Dont for get the irons are copper and you need some salomoniac to keep the tips clean.

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What exactly are you wanting to solder?
Old 12-05-04, 01:38 PM
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I want to solder wires to things, such as a special paintball gun board. With an electronic paintball gun, there is a micro-switch behind the trigger. When you pull the trigger, it activates the microswitch and the board tells the gun to fire. The problem is this microswitch is very heavy, and I would like to replace it with a lighter switch I purchased from Radio Shack.
Heres a pic of the board:
Old 12-05-04, 01:49 PM
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All that you need is heat and probably a pin point end. So, you could use that new coldheat gun that is out now (I've never used it) or any 10-20 item. You could even use a wood pen if you'd like to.

I'm not sure if product research for this type of product is going to yeild much return.

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