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Old 12-25-2004, 04:04 PM   #1
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I got one for Christmas (along with a set of titanium nitride coated drill bits, not bad for presents from women haha)

I put a set of ray o vac rechargeable alkalines in and went to the garage. first thing is you switch the power on and the white light to see what you are doing comes on. this shows you have power.

on top is a little red light. it comes on when you have contact on the wire you are soldering and heats the tip. the tip is split down the middle and you need to touch both parts to whatever you are soldering to get any heat. this sounds easy but takes some practice to get it down. I was trying to tin some wires and if they moved, you'd lose heat.

after a couple tests and a few wires I had it figured out. I then found some old deans 4 pin and some micro plugs that needed de soldering. it takes some effort but is capable of doing it.

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I will play with it quite a bit over the next few days as I have a few projects to tackle so can see exactly how it will do. 4 aa bateries to run it, I think I want some energizer nmh as they are 2300 mah and rock in other applicatons. I don't think it will work on a 540 motor or batteries (maybe a motor but I doubt a battery unless you had 15 mins to heat it up) but it kicks butt on my butane soldering gun I used to take to the track
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Old 12-25-2004, 06:19 PM   #2
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I think there was a big section on this a while back

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Old 12-27-2004, 11:54 PM   #3
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I've tried this gizmo....until the "plug in the wall high power" version is available....I'll stick with my Weller 80 watt!!
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Old 12-28-2004, 06:00 AM   #4
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Sounds like a nice tool to have. Thought about picking one up.

I have a Weller myself and a nice digital unit with 2 irons and 1 vacum (de-soldering). Can't remember the make though. You can set any temp you like the tip to have. Very nice and very expensive. Weighs about 8 pounds!!
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watch out....the tips explode
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well I can say it's fine for small jobs but not that impressed.
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