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Old 06-16-2021, 09:28 AM   #21
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I did forget to mention that I did pick up the above referenced copper wool thingy mentioned above as well now. However, with that said, it looks nice and good quality, but have yet to use the new iron.... Hopefully soon I will be using it on something. But I have also learned from reading and from help here that my tips were melting due to probably using too high heat on my current soldering iron. I always cranked it up thinking more was better. But this is all a part of learning and with all your help.
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Old 06-16-2021, 09:55 AM   #22
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Re: Soldering Iron

If the soldering iron tips are eroding that is due to the tip metal makeup . I was explained it at an electronics supply store that less expensive alloys that are used , tend to loose some of the metal as soldering takes place , were the more expensive tips that last , keep the metal on the soldering tip were it should stay .
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Thanks Len. Still learning about this stuff. I know how to use it, but there is more than I would have honestly thought about it. And you are more than likely correct as the one in question was from Princess Auto, but it is found online under a few names and is relatively cheap. But before I burnt out the tip, it was a decent soldering pencil. I will source out a few new tips to still have it on hand as a backup.
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Old 06-16-2021, 08:36 PM   #24
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Re: Soldering Iron

Just to update this a bit. I did use my new soldering iron today and it worked beautifully. As well, I got to use the copper sponge thingy. I posted this in my new thread 'FrSky Compatible Receiver'.
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