Re: Opinion on soldering station
- I have the same RS Digital unit. It works pretty well, and I got it
on discount. It holds the temperature reasonably well even when
doing a BUNCH of soldering, or even when I am wiping the tip with
However, I am trying to determine if RS sells any replacement tips
AT ALL. I just looked on-line, and I did not see any. Please let me
know if anyone finds a replacement tip that works... especially a
--- In Electronics_101@yahoogroups.com, "Daniel Nicoson"
> Well, I'm going to measure the diameter of my RS tip. Let me know
> base diameter is on your new tips when they arrive. I figure if thelength
> diameter is correct, it should transfer heat OK, I can adjust the
> with a hacksaw, the worst case would be the response time to tempchanges
> might be different. My thought is that a copper core tip is stilla copper
> core tip if the shape is the same. Since the RS uses the screw toclamp the
> tip in place there may be some flexibility.
> Mostly I can't believe RS doesn't sell a fine tip!
> Dan Nicoson
- In a message dated 12/1/2005 1:55:54 P.M. Central Standard Time, stefan_trethan@... writes:
I dunno, i quite like brazing with silver solder, it has amazing strength
and needs only cheap tools.Yep. I do that often, as well, particularly for silver-soldering tungsten carbide (Wiedia) tips to steel holders for custom-shaped lathe-tools.