Tools for Building Electronics Projects

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


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    3 years ago

    Thanks for the useful <a href= "">information</a>.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    I need to get some of these.

    Tried soldering with a really old one once, plugged it in and after 30 minutes of waiting for it to heat up, the "bit" fell out when I picked it up.  Jumped around like a frigging squirrel trying to get it off me.

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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I had the exact same problem with a cheapo weller - (this one), the tip is friction fitted into the iron.  At least the cheapo elenco has a screw to hold the tip in place.

    What I hate most about burning myself is the second where you hear your skin burn, but it doesn't yet hurt.  But if you douse it with water immediately (and keep it under water for several minutes) it isn't that bad.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I hate it when i get burnt by my soldering iron. It reminds me of pork crackling


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    What, exactly, reminds you, the sizzle sizzle or the desire to have more ;->