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Soldering iron

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Brad Harris:
If you're looking for something small for the toolbox for small field repairs, then most of those 25-35w jobbies will do the trick.

If your looking for more usage out of it (more than a xlr a month). Do yourself a favour and look at a station. The one you linked i find too limited, and i'd look at the wes51. Changable tips, removable iron, good temperature control and fairly short heatup times. Plus a large assortment of tips are available.  Runs for $65-100 depending on where you look.

Jay Barracato:

--- Quote from: Brad Harris on January 30, 2011, 05:34:04 PM ---If you're looking for something small for the toolbox for small field repairs, then most of those 25-35w jobbies will do the trick.


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That is what is in my toolbox, but thinking back I can't think of any single time where I actually made a "field repair".

info@travelingmonkeysound.com:
Alctron DB-4C  http://www.alctron-audio.com/encpShow.asp?id=1869 Is wide variety continuity tester, with leds for each in and out pin, which also does all possible adapter cables (like NL8 to rca, no cam lock to headphone though).

John O'Brien:
thanks for the info on irons. i have my eye on some weller and hakko options for the future. it seems to be a good investment for sure. 10 dollars for the weller hand held mad me happy.

i ended up going with this for a cable tester. had good reviews, and was cheap at the same time. while it doesn't have LED for displaying continuity, i don't mind sweeping a knob to figure out what's working.

info@travelingmonkeysound.com:
That's the exact same thing as the alctron, but this one has a usb plug instead of the 1/8 plug.

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