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hpr1037 :: Soldering Part 1

A show about the tools needed for soldering

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Hosted by MrX on 2012-07-24 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
solder, soldering, soldering iron, soldering sponge, dry joint. 2.
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Duration: 00:27:45


A show about the tools needed for soldering

Example of a battery powered soldering iron (similar to the on I had)

Weller soldering gun kit similar to the one I owned

Portalsol Iron (My gas powered soldering Iron)

Antex iron, with soldering stand and sponge (The one I fitted I diode to)

Weller magnostatic work station (Similar to the one I used in the early part of my career)

A modern Weller magnostatic work station

An example of my Weller temperature controlled iron, mine is almost as scabby as this one!

An example of a soldering sponge

An example of a dry joint

Wiki entry on Heatshrink sleeving

small jewelers screwdrivers I own


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Comment #1 posted on 2012-07-24 08:46:44 by C-Keen

Thank you!

I am looking forward to part 2, this must be one of the best episodes on HPR I have heard lately!

Nicely done!

Comment #2 posted on 2012-07-26 13:23:01 by claudiom

Great Information.

This was definitely a very informative episode and looks to be a very informative series. I used to solder a bit when I needed to repair some gadgets (Apple Airport Basestation is one example), but haven't done it in a very long time. Great amount of information on soldering irons and what to look for. Can't wait to hear more. :-)

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