Re: Kit soldering iron

Arv Evans <arvid.evans@...>

I use a $3.98 soldering iron from Home Depot Stores.  When plugged
into a $2.49 light dimmer socket it is controllable from cold to over 700
degrees, measured with a non-contact thermometer, also from Harbor
Freight.  The iron comes with 2 spare tips.  The knob on the light
dimmer can be calibrated by observing measured temperature versus
knob position.


On Fri, Jun 4, 2021 at 1:18 PM via <> wrote:
Many thanks to all who replied to my question about soldering irons.  I think I now know which of my existing options I will use.  Unfortunately, any thought of further expense for a tool to build the kit I just got permission to buy would be a hanging offense.  Can't risk it.

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-------- Original message --------
From: Mike Berg <mikeberg@...>
Date: 6/4/21 3:10 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [QRPLabs] Kit soldering iron

I use a Pace ST-25 @ 700F

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