Where to Source Soldering Iron Tips

diogenes009

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FWIW, my ~35 year old weller 60p... just bought some new, different temp tips the other day. Readily available. Regular price.

Stay with a name brand.
When I got the Craftsman maybe 30 years ago it was a name brand. When I eventually upgrade I will heed your advice. Thank you.
 
diogenes009

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My retired electrical engineer father-in-law gave me his old beloved Ungar soldering iron for doing my flashlight mods. I of course broke the original tip like an idiot, and was going CRAZY trying to find a replacement. Started hunting around on ebay and tried a couple that were the wrong size. Fortunately I got ahold of someone who really knew their stuff and he helped guide me to exactly the right part. There were so many that were almost close, you really need someone who knows what part fits what iron. I'll PM you the username if it helps.
I think I am set for now. Thank you for the very kind offer.
 
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When I got the Craftsman maybe 30 years ago it was a name brand. When I eventually upgrade I will heed your advice. Thank you.

If weller, or any company, survived the M/A of the 1990s and the implosion of 2007 I'd say they were a keeper.
 

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