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A quick overview of the tools I use when building electronics stuff.  Here are links to some of the tools I mention;

Elenco Soldering Station

Solder Sucker

Dikes

<p>Thanks for the useful &lt;a href= &quot;http://www.e-kits.in/&quot;&gt;information&lt;/a&gt;.</p>
I need to get some of these.<br /> <br /> Tried soldering with a really old one once, plugged it in and after 30 minutes of waiting for it to heat up, the &quot;bit&quot; fell out when I picked it up.&nbsp; Jumped around like a frigging squirrel trying to get it off me.
I&nbsp;had the exact same problem with a cheapo weller - (<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Weller-SP23LK-Marksman-Watt-Soldering/dp/B0009ZD2AG/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&amp;s=hi&amp;qid=1263533027&amp;sr=8-4" rel="nofollow">this one</a>), the tip is friction fitted into the iron.&nbsp; At least the cheapo <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Elenco-SR1N-Standard-Soldering-Iron/dp/B0002LLX7Q/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&amp;s=hi&amp;qid=1263533089&amp;sr=8-9" rel="nofollow">elenco</a> has a screw to hold the tip in place.<br /> <br /> What I hate most about burning myself is the second where you hear your skin burn, but it doesn't yet hurt.&nbsp; But if you douse it with water immediately (and keep it under water for several minutes) it isn't that bad. <br />
&nbsp;The smell is&nbsp;terrible too!!&nbsp;
It's never landed on my skin, but when it lands in your lap, you make a plan quickly to get it off!
I hate it when i get burnt by my soldering iron. It reminds me of pork crackling<br />
lol&nbsp; <br /> What, exactly, reminds you, the sizzle sizzle or the desire to have more ;-&gt;
The smell<br />
lol

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