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Ugly soldering (HP 67 internal)
11-08-2016, 03:09 AM
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RE: Ugly soldering (HP 67 internal)
A trick from sparky school:

you can get some 8, 10, 12, 14 gauge solid copper wire (or whatever you think appropriate) and wrap a length tightly around the end of your soldering iron, and then have a short length protrude beyond the existing tip.

You can take wire nippers, grinding wheel, whatever, to make the new tip pointy, or flat or angled, whatever.

You now have a custom modified soldering iron. The new wire will take a bit more time to heat up, and the increased length and surface area serve to lower the effective wattage of your iron somewhat too.

Grab any dead/unused electronics in the house and practice your technique and fine tune your new soldering iron.

Then when things seem to click, you can go back to your HP67 again.

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Ugly soldering (HP 67 internal) - n1msr - 11-07-2016, 09:59 PM
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