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Do you want a variable tempature soldering iron? But to expensive? Well today I will show you how to make your own.

You Will Need:

1x Light Dimmer
1x Cheap Soldering Iron
1x Extention Cord
2x Loomex Connector
1x Switch Plate
1x Utility Box

Total ran be 25 dollars Canadian; but for you Americans without inflamed costs it should run you about ~18 Dollars. If you have any questions email me deven(dot)prasad(at)shaw(dot)ca.  Replace (dot) with . and (at) with @.

I Deven Prasad, will not be liable for any damage, or death that is caused from use of this instructable; this information is given as a free resource.

Step 1: Getting the utility box ready

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On your utility box pop the hole on the top and bottom; as shown in the picture
 

Good one! Im going to make it as soon as i can figure out what stuff to use as an alternative to your design, unfortunately, i don't live in the states.

Good one! Im going to make it as soon as i can figure out what stuff to use as an alternative to your design, unfortunately, i don't live in the states.

MROHM3 years ago
You Built a GREAT PROJECT here!!! A Welcome addition to any Test Bench Thanks dprasad2!!
Bongmaster3 years ago
that would be more a "soldering station" since u arnt actually building the iron ;)
still neat, tho name is a little misleading
dprasad2 (author)  Bongmaster3 years ago
Thanks for your tip; the title has been adjusted.