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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. O.G.'s Avatar
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    New solder station!!!

    I just got in my new solder station today and I love it already!!

    Already soldered on two new male TRX plugs and it was dreamy... I'm soldering everything in sight. It's my new BFF. lol



    On the workbench already.



    Helping hand tool:

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    Nice! A friend of mine has the same (or very similar) station for years and it works awesome.

    What were you soldering with before?

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    i want one where did you buy it and how much?
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    I was using a 40 watt radio shack iron. It worked ok but was a little slow and my work was ugly sometimes.

    I got it from amazon for about $80 US shipped.
    My Black & Blue Rally is faster than your color...

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    I think the helping hands is a huge aid, and for about $10 it's well worth the price.
    My Black & Blue Rally is faster than your color...

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    Quote Originally Posted by O.G. View Post
    I was using a 40 watt radio shack iron. It worked ok but was a little slow and my work was ugly sometimes.

    I got it from amazon for about $80 US shipped.
    thanks O.G. i dont like the idea of me keep going to my LHS to solder it for me LOL.
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    I have a Weller gun solder iron. It work's good, but most of my battery and esc wire's are 8 gauge so I think I need around 120w. so I was looking for a nice Weller setup for Xmas.
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    Nice I like seller irons. I have a trac power soldering station it's nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by humayrayakongkinaon View Post
    thanks O.G. i dont like the idea of me keep going to my LHS to solder it for me LOL.
    My lhs doesn't solder... In fact, the 2 hobby shops in St. Louis don't either.

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    Nice! Gotta love the Weller. Mine is 3rd or 4th hand and is older than...harry697, lol.

    http://www.harborfreight.com/helping-hands-319.html for $2.99.
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    Poor Harry... Lol

    That has to be the same helping hand as mine, down to the magnifying glass (I removed mine). Only I paid the LHS price of about $10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ksb51rl View Post
    Nice! Gotta love the Weller. Mine is 3rd or 4th hand and is older than...harry697, lol.
    It's most likely in better condition too.


    That reminds me, I have a container of flux that is ancient. It's in a round tin container. Got it from my dad and his only request was to save the tin when it's empty because they don't sell them anymore. I believe it was originally my grandfather's when he had a tv/radio repair business.

    I'll see if I can find it and post a pic.

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    New solder station!!!

    I was about to write "older than me" but I didn't think anybody would believe that!
    Please do get a pic of that tin!
    Re. flux, I find liquid flux is far superior to the paste type. And big spools of solder are only marginally more expensive that small spools. Anybody else?
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    I've been using Novak silver solder lately. It's a small roll for a large price. I would hate to see what a normal sized roll would go for.

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