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Old 02-04-2008, 12:17 AM   #1
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Acceptable soldering iron

http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView...Max=&SUBCATID=

It's the only one I could find on there site close to the 10w range. This would be ok to do vmods with / the 0.2mm tip it comes with ok?

I've got some old dead cards and boards (geforce 2's / pentium 2 mobo's ect) I can practice on.

Also off topic to my own post, but when some1 says "1kΩ variable resistor" , they are talking about one of these http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView...ax=&SUBCATID=?
or along these lines?

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Old 02-04-2008, 03:04 AM   #2
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Re: Acceptable soldering iron

From my experience 15-30W is more desirable for being able to give a little more heat when required.
Most people would laugh if they saw the tip size i use most of the time also.
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Old 02-04-2008, 05:39 AM   #3
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Re: Acceptable soldering iron

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From my experience 15-30W is more desirable for being able to give a little more heat when required.
Most people would laugh if they saw the tip size i use most of the time also.
i agree, 15w is nice for IC legs and small capacitor joints but 30w is required for larger through hole joints.

we must have the same tip size then because i use a big one at home for all of my mods. too lazy to get a smaller conical tip for my cheapo $10 radio shack special
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Old 02-04-2008, 11:12 AM   #4
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Re: Acceptable soldering iron

Arighty, thanks Tim and Jody. I ended up with the one in the link coz in the store I went to they didn't have much of nething, bar loads of gas irons. It's 10-13w, still should be ok to laern with. The tip on it is tiny.

I forgot your a pro solder'r Jody
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Old 02-04-2008, 01:08 PM   #5
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Re: Acceptable soldering iron

Just remember to tin your tip and keep it in good condition. Tiny tips have a habit of decaying and basically dissapearing fairly quickly.
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Old 02-04-2008, 01:36 PM   #6
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Got the 8800GT done, seems to work which is even more suprising. Will try to get some pics if I can find a camera.

Thanks Tim for assistance on msn. Really apricated.
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