Re: Soldering gun or iron

Ashhar Farhan
 

Anybody remember this from your grandpa's magazine stash ?
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On 17 Mar 2018 11:16 pm, "Ken KM4NFQ" <km4nfq@...> wrote:
On Sat, Mar 17, 2018 at 11:35 AM, Fr Richard R via Groups.Io <rickocr2005=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Well....... with all said and done..... this is what I finally decided to purchase for my beginning setup:

a simple set up for this beginner...... trying to keep things inexpensive for the time being.

That looks like a great kit for the price. I spent more than that for just
a Weller SP40NK 40W soldering iron (with 3 tips) from the local Home
Depot. Of course, I already had all the other things on-hand, such as
third-hand, brass tip cleaner, Kester 63/37 rosin core solder, desoldering
wick, soldering iron stand, temperature controller, and so forth.

Recently, I got into SMD soldering, so I added a hot-air gun,
a toaster oven (re-purposed as a reflow oven), and a syringe of solder
paste.

If you are new to soldering electronics, be aware that there are practice
kits available for both through-hole and SMD soldering practice. These
kits come with an etched PCB, as well as all the components. Usually,
they will also be a functional circuit of some sort or another, so you can
test to see if you have done a good soldering job, or not.

Good lighting, a clean work area, and a magnifying glass or loupe to
inspect your work as you build your kit are also must-haves.

Good Luck with your new Soldering Station!
Regards,
Ken, KM4NFQ "Not Fully Qualified"

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