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Old Jul 11, 2003, 03:02 AM
Tim A. Deatherage
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Ungar Soldering Iron

Hey Racer's,

I am back into R/C Racing (both Nitro and Electric) and I need a 75-100 watt
soldering iron.

I bought a 75 watt "Weller" gun at Hame Depot and it just doesn't get hot
enough.

Where can I get one ? Tower doesn't have one in stock

ANY SUGGESTIONS ??????

AS ALWAYS, Thanks ! ! ! !

Tim A. Deatherage
tim@timdeatheragecpa.com
www.timdeatheragecpa.com


Old Jul 12, 2003, 03:02 AM
SD
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Re: Ungar Soldering Iron

Soldering guns are bad news, use an iron. My $13 Weller 40 watt iron has
enough beef to solder just about anything. If you need to solder battleship
hulls, Weller also makes an 80 watt iron. FYI, I think Weller and Ungar are
both Coopertools brands.


"Tim A. Deatherage" <tim@timdeatheragecpa.com> wrote in message
news:vgs6eu460l1507@corp.supernews.com...
> Hey Racer's,
>
> I am back into R/C Racing (both Nitro and Electric) and I need a 75-100

watt
> soldering iron.
>
> I bought a 75 watt "Weller" gun at Hame Depot and it just doesn't get hot
> enough.
>
> Where can I get one ? Tower doesn't have one in stock
>
> ANY SUGGESTIONS ??????
>
> AS ALWAYS, Thanks ! ! ! !
>
> Tim A. Deatherage
> tim@timdeatheragecpa.com
> www.timdeatheragecpa.com
>
>



Old Jul 12, 2003, 03:02 AM
Rick Russell
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Re: Ungar Soldering Iron

In article <vgs6eu460l1507@corp.supernews.com>,
Tim A. Deatherage <tim@timdeatheragecpa.com> wrote:
> I bought a 75 watt "Weller" gun at Hame Depot and it just doesn't get hot
> enough.


Temperature is not what you need. You need heat capacity. A
low-temperature iron (~700 deg or so) with a heavy, broad tip is best
for batteries and power connections. The heavy tip holds heat, so the
iron doesn't cool when you melt a big patch of solder.

Rick R.
Old Jul 12, 2003, 03:02 AM
Jim Banks
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Re: Ungar Soldering Iron

SD wrote:
> Soldering guns are bad news, use an iron. My $13 Weller 40 watt iron
> has enough beef to solder just about anything. If you need to solder
> battleship hulls, Weller also makes an 80 watt iron. FYI, I think
> Weller and Ungar are both Coopertools brands.
>
>
> "Tim A. Deatherage" <tim@timdeatheragecpa.com> wrote in message
> news:vgs6eu460l1507@corp.supernews.com...
>> Hey Racer's,
>>
>> I am back into R/C Racing (both Nitro and Electric) and I need a
>> 75-100 watt soldering iron.
>>
>> I bought a 75 watt "Weller" gun at Hame Depot and it just doesn't
>> get hot enough.
>>
>> Where can I get one ? Tower doesn't have one in stock
>>
>> ANY SUGGESTIONS ??????
>>
>> AS ALWAYS, Thanks ! ! ! !
>>
>> Tim A. Deatherage
>> tim@timdeatheragecpa.com
>> www.timdeatheragecpa.com


I agree 100% with SD. I have that same 40 watt Weller iron and it does the
job very well. For the price you absolutely can't beat it.

--
Jim
-----
www.onandaga.com


Old Jul 12, 2003, 03:02 AM
Paul E Garcia
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Re: Ungar Soldering Iron

>I am back into R/C Racing (both Nitro and Electric) and I need a 75-100 watt
>soldering iron.
>
>I bought a 75 watt "Weller" gun at Hame Depot and it just doesn't get hot
>enough.
>
>Where can I get one ? Tower doesn't have one in stock
>
>ANY SUGGESTIONS ??????
>
>AS ALWAYS, Thanks ! ! ! !
>
>Tim A. Deatherage
>tim@timdeatheragecpa.com
>www.timdeatheragecpa.com


Ah, a fellow accountant (although I never pursued the CPA certificate) :-).

You don't want a gun, too heavy and too hard to wield precisely. I would
recommend a station (pencil with a base) with interchangeable tips (so that you
can get a big heavy tip for building packs and a smaller flat one for other
work). Make sure it's comfortable.

I bought a nice Edsyn unit (no doubt overkill). I'm rather impatient, so I
paid a premium to have one that heats quickly (600 degrees in 15-20 seconds).
It's also very comfortable, has a large reservoir for the tip sponge, and can
the base can be adjusted for right or left-handed operation.

I got mine at an Electronics supply house. If you are in Southern CA, try
Orvac in Fullerton or Marvac-Dow in Montclair; they're also good places to get
odds and ends like heat shrink.
Old Nov 29, 2007, 01:58 PM
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Boston
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Soldering iron/guns.

Hey if you guys are looking for ANY kind of soldering tools, let me know I work for a company that sells this stuff at a nice price. It's older stock but really great quality.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim A. Deatherage
Hey Racer's,

I am back into R/C Racing (both Nitro and Electric) and I need a 75-100 watt
soldering iron.

I bought a 75 watt "Weller" gun at Hame Depot and it just doesn't get hot
enough.

Where can I get one ? Tower doesn't have one in stock

ANY SUGGESTIONS ??????

AS ALWAYS, Thanks ! ! ! !

Tim A. Deatherage
tim@timdeatheragecpa.com
www.timdeatheragecpa.com
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