Soldering Iron

Do you have a technical question that doesn't really fit a specific console? Want some general info on electronics, hacking, making cookies, etc? Here's the place to ask! Go nuts.

Moderator: Moderators

User avatar
Posts: 174
Joined: Mon Feb 20, 2006 12:48 pm
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Post by TitaniumHamster » Sun Mar 04, 2007 5:51 pm

Yeah, I took some 100grit paper to the tip and it seemed to clean it up a bit. I need to desolder the bottom ports of the Gamecube tomarow, so I guess we'll see how that turns out.
" ! "

User avatar
Posts: 216
Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:37 pm
Location: Somewhere in the US

Post by Gamerdude » Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:44 pm

Try the Hakko 936 soldering stations at this link. They come in different sizes from samll to large and you don't have to get a new station for every size iron. The smallest Iron can use a non-tapered 0.2mm tip (that is the size of the end of the soldering tip.

Check these out at this link

User avatar
Posts: 791
Joined: Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:03 pm
Location: florida- the land of old people

Post by Retromaster » Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:22 pm

TitaniumHamster wrote:
Retromaster wrote:grounding it keeps it from frying stuff staticaly.

Well, my big issue with the old Radioshack irons was the fact that the metal tip would get (I'm gonna sound REAL stupid) "dirty" from exposure to air, itself, and liquid solder. After it was "dirty", it owuld no longer react correctly with solder and would either refuse to melt correctly or start forcing bad contacts on me.

I suck at soldering, but I know that the iron would make things worse the longer it was on. (meaning minutes on)
Skyone wrote: TitaniumHamster, get a sharper iron, wattage rating is usually not important, but you'd want something 45W or lower. The heated solder pump (with the red bulb) is actually a decent tool. Unless you want to go dishing out money, I'd stick with it.
I love your guides and pic tutorials sky, but I hate that radioshack red bulb monster like nothing else!
um, yeah, grounding it WILL help.
15 watt grounded iron from rat shack= instant success.
grounding it will keep you from statically frying small components like processors.
correct me if I am wrong.
(not gonna happen) Image SAY ALLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND!!!i finally used google!!

Post Reply