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    Weller soldering kit

    New soldering kit only 10.50 at Lowe's yes 10 dollars and 50 cents. I will tell you guys how it works Friday night after my new truck gets here. I need to remove the stock plug and install a deans connector.
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    I blew up the picture. Looks like a 25w. Of that's so then ur gonna have one hard time soldering. Here's my 40w weller and it barely does the job of soldering trx connectors on.
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    My last one was 25w and it worked fine for deans. you can.t leave it on for three days at a time. hey will burn up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jay janak View Post
    My last one was 25w and it worked fine for deans. you can.t leave it on for three days at a time. hey will burn up.
    Sounds like a whoops moment haha. I know deans are easier to solder than trx connectors. You found a great deal if it works as intended. Not a lot of people on here solder too. Just interested in plug and play.
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    The connector is not the problem, it is the wire. Anything 14g and bigger requires more heat, 25w will work, but you have to keep the heat on the connect for a long time, which transmits that heat to the wires and connector, which breaks down the insolation on the wire and connectors. Save yourself some headaches, get at least a 40w iron.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrawlinMike View Post
    Sounds like a whoops moment haha. I know deans are easier to solder than trx connectors. You found a great deal if it works as intended. Not a lot of people on here solder too. Just interested in plug and play.
    Yes I like to do it all solder. paint with a air brush, and think out of the box. If the soldering kit does not work well for soldering it still has the capabilities to cut plastic and would probably work well to clean up the body wheel wells.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrawlinMike View Post
    I blew up the picture. Looks like a 25w. Of that's so then ur gonna have one hard time soldering. Here's my 40w weller and it barely does the job of soldering trx connectors on.
    Like I stated before 25w is fine works great
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    Picked up a Craftsman iron at sears a couple days ago for $10.44 and its 45w.
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    That sounds like a great deal! I really like Craftsman! I have about $3000.00 worth of their tools!
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    Going to Sears this morning to pick up a 45w. Gonna try to learn how to do the soldering on my trucks so I don't have to $$$$
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    YouTube has all kinds of tutorials in soldering. The best thing you can do is practice before you put heat to anything you are going to put on your truck. Get some connectors and some wire, 12 or 14g and just practice soldering and desoldering.
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    Yup, I agree. That's the plan. Rainy here today so it's gonna be a good day to practice!!

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    Just buy a soldering station with adjustable temp.
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    Just buy a soldering station with adjustable temp.
    Yeah those are cheap. Not $10.44 cheap. I know you get what you... how does that go?

    Can't beat Craftsman IMO for the money and the warranty. Got tired of trying to chase down the Snap-On guy when things broke.
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    Lol i use mine for allot more than rc though. Very nice to have around the shop.
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    Very nice to have around the shop.
    Agreed. Can't ever have too many tools.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grn_bstrd View Post
    Agreed. Can't ever have too many tools.
    you can say that again
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    I'm getting a new Weller 80watt sp80d soldering iron brand new for $28 posted :-)

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