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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Peter, Jan 17, 2004.

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  1. Peter

    Peter Guest

    Hi there I ant to buy a soldering gun but I don't know what kind. I got one
    at Canadian Tire but it was crap. It was a 240 watt gun but it didn't work
    properly and it was poorly manufactured. I saw one somewhere else but it is
    only approximately 180 watts. Is this enough? I want to solder electronics
    but also household electricity too. I.E. Speaker wires and such.

    Thanks for your help
  2. A 40 watt regulated iron (that turns off when it gets hot enough) is
    plenty for electronic work, but is too hot if it is not regulated. A
    25 watt iron is about right is not regulated, though it takes a while
    to heat up.
    I just bought a Haako iron for my son, and it is very nice.
    Hakko 936:
  3. Peter

    Peter Guest

    Thanks John. Very helpfull.
  4. KP

    KP Guest

    if you want to solder electronics you would be off with a miniature iron
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