is this a good soldering iron?

raggie33

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cool it gets hot quick i know that.i still cant solder to good but i like to practice
 

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I've always found soldering a project to settle my nerves and allow me to focus. It takes my mind off the day to day cr*p and gives me a sense of accomplishment. I hope it will do the same for you!
 

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hey if it gets hot..practice makes perfect. soldering is fun..keep your tip clean and tinned, esp. after you're done with it and it will last longer.. anddon't be shy with the flux..

if you want to see a 'dream' unit check out the Metcal.
 

raggie33

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darn it i forgot to by flux.im cenile i swear.there fun to play with .plus soldering can be a helpfull trait
 

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for the price and the looks, it seems good to me :)

yea, flux rocks and make soldering so much easier.

remember that solder with lead in them takes a lower temperature to melt and solder with NO lead needs a higher temp.
 

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hect im not sure if i even got solder to solder with maybe its plumber solder it saysmg chemicals rohs compliant no clean lead free solder catalog number 4900-112g
 

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raggie33 said:
hect im not sure if i even got solder to solder with maybe its plumber solder it saysmg chemicals rohs compliant no clean lead free solder catalog number 4900-112g

I just looked it up and it's lead free solder for electronics work. You're good to go, Raggie.
 

raggie33

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lol good it was like 8 bucks ..ill proably solder some old mobos latter
 

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For the price, it looks good.
You can always practice soldering two wires together.
Piece of cake. :)

Something like loudspeaker wire is a good start.

If you get the hang of that, then you are set for setting up a "distance" run from your stereo hifi to your speakers. :rock:
 

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I first learned solderin' by buiding big mountain-cages of unbent paperclips (kind of like the mashed potatos in close encounters) paper clips solder easy, you need a good needle nose pliers to shape the ends though..
 
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