Soldering iron ?

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  1. JLH

    JLH Senior Member

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    O.K I am curious........what kind of soldering iron does avery use?
    My Iron simply does not seem to stay hot, it wears out tips and I struggle with installs because of it.
    I would like input from the mass's on what they use and why
    Thanks
     
  2. afranke

    afranke Senior Member

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    I use the weller wlc100 40w. w/adjustable temp.
    it works great and I use it because a lot of people
    recommended it.and they were right,im very happy with it.
     
  3. rclausen

    rclausen Senior Member

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    I think I use the same one...around $40 on Amazon
     
  4. 56GT

    56GT Senior Member

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    Weller wes51
     
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  5. tazzboy

    tazzboy V.I.P. Member

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  6. Stinky Kitty

    Stinky Kitty Senior Member

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    with headlights.

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    Weller LED 40w
     
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  7. InsertUsernameHere

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    Hakko makes a good iron, for a good price too.
     
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  8. 56GT

    56GT Senior Member

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    Just dont use a soldering gun...
     
  9. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    Same here.
     
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  10. Sinster

    Sinster Senior Member

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    This is the one I have.. You can pickup tips from Frys..

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Aoyue-937-Digital-Soldering-Station/dp/B000I30QBW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1413618005&sr=8-3&keywords=Aoyue+solder+station]Aoyue 937+ Digital Soldering Station - ESD Safe includes Spare Element UPDATED VERSION!! - Soldering Iron - Amazon.com[/ame]


    I would get this one if I was on a budget.
    [ame]http://www.amazon.com/Aoyue-Variable-Soldering-Station-Removable/dp/B00MCVCHJM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1413618078&sr=8-2&keywords=Aoyue+solder+station[/ame]
     
  11. copperheadroad

    copperheadroad Senior Member

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    Believe it or not but I use this
    Xytronic 30 Watt Pro Soldering Iron- Incredible Quality!
    I've had it for 8 years now
    I've built 2 amps ,15 effect pedals rewired atleast 50 guitars ,& ??????
    .......................Oh yeah soldered over 1000 pickups leads with it .
    I've even bought a spare but has only used it when my "old faithful" needed the tip replaced .
    Max bang for the buck .
     
  12. Sinster

    Sinster Senior Member

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    You use the hook up wire?
     
  13. Sp8ctre

    Sp8ctre Senior Member

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    This is what I use, I've also heard the Hakko's are decent.

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Weller-WESD51-Digital-Soldering-Station/dp/B000ARU9PO/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1413701099&sr=8-2-fkmr2&keywords=Soldering+Station%2C+60W%2C+Digital%2C+350-850+F"]Weller WESD51 Digital Soldering Station - Soldering Irons - Amazon.com[/ame]
     
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  14. jamman

    jamman Premium Member

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    I use this and it works just fine . Not a lot of $$$ and i've delt with the company for a few years Never a problem and they ship fast and always correct . IMO worth having a heat controler , big time. It makes my soldering the best i can get it . since getting it , I've never burned a pot . Not 1 and at the price of some pots like RS ($16.00 Super pots , that adds up quick) , it pays for itself if you solder a lot of have a few guitars you swap parts in alot.
    For me the heat controler is 1 of the best investments i've made for my tools. And I have a few tools :wow:

    Weller WLC100 | Non-ESD-Safe Soldering/Rework Stations
     
  15. dodger916

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    WES51 for me: Weller WES51 Analog Soldering Station | eBay

    I saw VooDoo amps uses them, so I figured it was good enough for me. $87 delivered isn't bad. I like that it's temperature-adjustable and the wand is easily replaced. I figured if I'm gonna buy one for life, might as well make it a good one.
     
  16. Ginger Beer

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    Radio Shack 20/40 :(

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  17. copperheadroad

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    What hook up wire ?
    If you referring to GFS hook up wire then No I don't use it .
     
  18. Mreilander

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    Are you keeping your tip tinned?


    The only iron I have ever used that burned through tips like no tomorrow is the one that ginger beer posted.


    I currently use one of theses:
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    EDSYN 951SX Soldering Station


    I got mine for about $90 CAD
     
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  19. Ginger Beer

    Ginger Beer Senior Member

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    If you saw what I started with, the sponge was a step up. :(
     
  20. AnthemBassMan

    AnthemBassMan Senior Member

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    I use a standard Weller 40 watt iron. The only time I've ever used a soldering gun on a guitar was before I got the Weller and my old iron wouldn't heat the trem claw enoughto solder the ground wire on. Now everything is done with the Weller. Someday I may spring for a soldering station, but not anytime soon...

    L8R,
    Matt
     

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