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i have a woodburning set and it gets hot,. My question is will i be able to use it as a soldering gun? Answered

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framistan
framistan

11 years ago

My first solder iron was a wood burner too... 40 years ago!  Be sure to get some kind of solder iron HOLDER like they sell them at radio shack or harbor freight tools has one much cheaper about 6 dollars.  The iron holder will keep accidental burns from occuring to you and protect your bench from catching fire if you leave the iron ON and walk away for several days. Be sure everyone in your house knows what the iron is.... so nobody touches it.  My wife picked mine up by the HOT END and said, "what's this???"  luckily, it was not plugged in!!!  be sure family members know what it is so they dont do that. 

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scline713
scline713

11 years ago

well, my dad decided to go get me one soon since im doing good in school 

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orksecurity
orksecurity

11 years ago

If anything, I would expect that it gets too hot and presents too much risk of damaging the components. (If you're dealing with electonics, you really don't want anything larger than a 25W iron unless you are either particularly skilled or patient enough to install temporary heatsink clamps before making each and every connection.)

A decent soldering iron is fairly cheap. I'd recommend investing in one if you ever expect to use it again.