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deltabravo

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Posted: 12/20/18 06:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

These are much easier to use than a heavy and bulky soldering "gun"


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Posted: 12/20/18 11:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OK I'll bite. When soldering eight gauge what's different about the soldering tip that it doesn't eat itself once a month and not require a twelve dollar replacement?

I have an adjustable pencil tip but it needs to remain on the (heavy) work for three minutes each joint, and that is a tip eater. I had (before it was stolen in the USA) a squeeze pincer carbon tip transformer set that now retails for $699.99

Then it was used for assembly line alternator rebuilding and was available for eighty dollars. Two types: Foot pedal or squeeze switch activation. I cannot afford seven hundred dollars or thirty dollars a month for tips. Beryllium copper would be a far superior tip but these days it would probably cost two hundred dollars. I bought eight HD conical replacement tips for the pencil gun.

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Posted: 12/20/18 01:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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https://www.surpluscenter.com/Miscellaneous/Other-Miscellaneous/3-lb-Vulcan-Spring-Tension-Device-1-4097.axd


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