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Soldering iron or gun

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by ONE LIFE LIVE IT. D90, Jun 22, 2020.

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  1. Thor 1950

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    For confined spaces, IE the landrover I use a butane iron and I've taken to using solder splices on the landy. One of the previous owners was definitely a wiring butcher.

    In the workshop is a solder station, and an antex 25W.

    At the model railway club we have a Weller, my old Weller died probably 30 years ago.

    At work we have maybe 20 soldering benches, fully rigged up with air extractors etc, the bench i occasionally use, has two solder stations and a pen iron, all set up with different tips.

    I was lucky when work was forced by regulations to stop using lead solder, they gave away the old stocks, I got 3 large rolls.
     
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    Is this thread resurrection a case of spam by a...... wait for it.......Merkin?
     
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    gstuart D3 Grandad

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    Lol,

    funny enough I recently got a Dremel soldering iron kit , mainly for working on the disco , considerably easier to use and must confess there’s like a small shield attachment which I’ve found perfect when doing heatshrink

    Also really like the dremel grinder , got some stainless steel brushes which were perfect when cleaning earth terminals , posts etc

    ps, hope ur keeping well

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    That Dremel portable soldering iron is what I have also.
    It’s a great bit of kit once you get used to using it and the butane flame.
     
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    gstuart D3 Grandad

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    plus 1, must admit at first found the trigger-awkward

    Got the dremel angle cutter but got this long neck angle grinder where u can fit an assortment of 50mm blades, flapper discs ,etc which was perfect for cutting off seized drop links on the D3

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