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RedDart

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Well I have this old iron from a Wood Burning kit I found in my garage months ago.

Here's a picture of the burner:



Here's the kit:



Also, what's the best solder to use?
 
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Am I missing something? :thinking:
I asked if it would be ok to use as a soldering iron? This is from a wood burning kit, not from a soldering iron kit... So I don't know if it will melt the solder...
 

baharini

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There's only one way to find out.. ;)
I see no reason why it shoudn't. As long as it reaches a high enough temperature it should work.
 
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There's only one way to find out.. ;)
I see no reason why it shoudn't. As long as it reaches a high enough temperature it should work.
Awesome :) Now I need to get myself some solder! Any recommendations? :)
 

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Alright, thanks! Was just wondering if you guys bought yours online for reference :p
It depends on availability in your area. Any store selling electronic supplies will carry solder. We yanks have, among other places to buy, Radio Shack.
 

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I buy mine at a local electronics store, but really any electronics store sells it. In my opinion its not worth buying it online when you can buy it locally. Buying it online will be cheaper though.
 

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This will NOT be ESD protected

Now, LOTS of members use irons that are not protected for ESD

That in itself is not a reason not to try it

Just be aware, if one of your diodes dies , seemingly without cause, look to this cause ;)

Peace,
dave
 

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This will NOT be ESD protected

Now, LOTS of members use irons that are not protected for ESD

That in itself is not a reason not to try it

Just be aware, if one of your diodes dies , seemingly without cause, look to this cause ;)

Peace,
dave
Thanks for telling me, GOOD TO KNOW :D
 

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You want an ESD safe iron. I have these iron. It looks cheap and it is cheap but it does the job very good. :)

 

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Well I have this old iron from a Wood Burning kit I found in my garage months ago.

Here's a picture of the burner:

Here's the kit:
I asked if it would be ok to use as a soldering iron? This is from a wood burning kit, not from a soldering iron kit... So I don't know if it will melt the solder...
You're kidding... right...

Hmmmm.... lets see...
You want to do some electrical soldering and you want
to use a Wood Burning Tool.... Hmmmm

Why not use a candle on a stick....:undecided:

How about getting a SOLDERING IRON to do some proper
soldering with a proper tool.... Ive seen really cheap soldering
irons for under $10.00...


Jerry

You can contact us at any time on our Website: J.BAUER Electronics
 
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RedDart

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You're kidding... right...

Hmmmm.... lets see...
You want to do some electrical soldering and you want
to use a Wood Burning Tool.... Hmmmm

Why not use a candle on a stick....:undecided:

How about getting a SOLDERING IRON to do some proper
soldering with a proper tool.... Ive seen really cheap soldering
irons for under $10.00...


Jerry

You can contact us at any time on our Website: J.BAUER Electronics
What's the difference between my iron and those 10$ irons? They both heat up the tip and melt the solder...?
 

baharini

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I should have thought of the ESD... that could be an issue.
As others have said, just go and buy a $10 iron... although that might have issues with ESD too (I think my cheap iron had a ESD issue).
 




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