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Post by CronoTriggerfan » Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:26 pm

Every crusader of the unknown has his trusty sword! And for us modders, it's a soldering iron! :P

I've gone through two; a 25-watt Weller iron that crapped out on me after 2 weeks of use, and my trusty ol' RadioShack iron that died when a kid threw a wool suit on it. I just picked up this thing this afternoon, hopefully it works out as well as that old RatShack one did. Oh, and of course, I have a pair of Helping Hands as a sheath!

So, what iron do you guys use? Links, pictures, reviews, stories, etc. are all welcome!

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Post by specter539 » Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:44 pm

i just use this super old one i got from my dad. i had the coldheat thing from radioshack but it really sucked. where did you get your helping hands from? i need to buy one.

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Post by Triton » Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:45 pm

first one was an OLD weller that worked great till my tip got to the point i couldnt use it anymore, tips are impossible to find for this specific weller

second was a crappy ass walmart iron that the tip somehow broke off inside then the second crap walmart one died

then i got a chinese one off of ebay that was so cheap the handle could burn you just holdin it

now i have a nice radioshack one that i got at a garagesale for 50 cents

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Post by vskid » Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:56 pm

I have a 15/30w one from Radioshack, its pretty nice. I need to reload on desoldering braid and get a desoldering iron, I haven't been able to do much since I ran out of braid a while back.
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Post by Turbo Tax 1.0 » Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:58 pm

CTfan that iron you just got is the same kind that was my brothers a few years (5 or 6)before me and it was later my first iron. I miss that thing it was so easy to get tips for but it just died on me one day. I liked that one the best of all the ones I've had.

then I got some orange weller, and now I have a 15 watt UL :? I dunno if that is the brand

I wanna buy a decent soldering station soon though, but nothing to fancy
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Post by Kurt_ » Sat Jun 16, 2007 6:03 pm

I got an orange weller! Tim filed the tip down weird and now it's almost gone, and they're special screw on tips!

It hasn't died on me yet, but I haven't had it for long. I was getting sick of the radio shack irons lasting 2-3 months then quitting, especially with the constant soldering that goes on in my house.
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Post by Triton » Sat Jun 16, 2007 6:14 pm

yea you cant really file weller tips, their just copper cored and nickel plated so when you file em the just kinda disolve over time and become useless

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Post by Kurt_ » Sat Jun 16, 2007 6:23 pm

Unless I get some nickel and re-plate it!

Also, could a mod move my time crisis thread to the ps2 forums, it's more active there, and the thread is now pretty much about the ps2 version of the game.
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Post by blackbox_dev » Sat Jun 16, 2007 6:27 pm

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Pace ST 25. It's nice, it has adjustable temperature (not wattage, actually the temp).
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Post by Harshboy » Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:02 pm

I just have a $10 RadioShack Iron, It's actually very nice and gets the job done.

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Post by Skyone » Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:35 pm

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12w Weller Pencil Iron. Great for game consoles!

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Post by parkie » Sat Jun 16, 2007 8:19 pm

I have a cxr40 goot iron, it owns heaps.

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Post by G-force » Sat Jun 16, 2007 8:57 pm

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Weller WES51 adjustable temp iron. Best birthday gift ever! Let the jealousy commence. :P

Now you know how I can keep from effin up those Super Joy 3's so easily. If it's a thin trace, I set it low heat, and if its a large trace, higher heat. Oh, and I use LOTS of flux. Makes any job easy as pie.

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Post by Gump-in-space » Sat Jun 16, 2007 9:07 pm

No jealousy here G-Force. I have the exact same thing! :D
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Mines a wood burner :P ...

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