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A mere question here my dear friends, just exactally where I might be to find a high quality soldering iron? Answered

High quality ,and decently priced

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DrBrown
DrBrown

12 years ago

The reasonably priced Weller soldering irons and dual wattage soldering guns work very well. The "quality" that you're looking for mostly comes from keeping it clean and well tinned. On the trigger guns, don't let them glow red. Modulate the power by pumping the trigger on and off, and it will not overheat a smaller connection.

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rich_moe
rich_moe

12 years ago

Single temperature, low-to-medium wattage (heat value) irons are easy to find at any discount tool place, normally less than $10.00 USD. Radio Shack has soldering stations with adjustable temperature settings, but quality is circumspect in some models. A hi-Q soldering station is made by a company called Pace, but with the name comes the price (>$1000USD per unit). Your average station will run anywhere between $75USD and $250USD for the average to advanced hobbyist. Note of caution: Stay away from the soldering guns with a trigger for anything but simple wire soldering jobs. They just don't have the heat control and they are heavy.