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 Post subject: a new soldering iron
Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:00 pm 
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Hey, I need to solder some stuff up on my car to get it back on the road. I have a crappy soldering iron from repco that gets literally RED HOT and it's bloody useless. What soldering iron should I buy, I don't have huge amounts of $$$, and I'd prefer an electric one over a gas one, Can I get a decent one under $50? Any advice would be appreicated.

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 Post subject: Re: a new soldering iron
Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:02 pm 
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head down to jaycar and have a chat to them

 

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 Post subject: Re: a new soldering iron
Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:02 pm 
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You can try Bunnings too, I got one from there for $38.00 made in Aus too. :D
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 Post subject: Re: a new soldering iron
Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:48 pm 
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Go to Altronics. 25w is a good general purpose iron. Around $15.

 

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 Post subject: Re: a new soldering iron
Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:22 pm 
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I got a 40w one from jaycar. I think it was about $18.95 from memory. Soldering stereo wiring was a snap.

 

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 Post subject: Re: a new soldering iron
Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:06 pm 
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all depends on what ya gunna solda .... i have two irons coz small one was too small for heavy duty headlight wiring but small is good for general wiring .. have no idea what wattage they are now coz had em for a few years now
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 Post subject: Re: a new soldering iron
Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:02 pm 
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ive got a small 25w weller soldering iron for the small stuff and a 60 w lotring soldering iron for normal stuff...
had both of them for around 15 years and still going strong,,
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