Simple Solder Question

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Re: Simple Solder Question

Post by Robvp » Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:50 am

Nope, just the tip to it, gonna see how I fare when I try to desolder the cart reader, I think I might have to scratch the surfaces a little because my DMG was so grimy when I got it and there was battery acid everywhere

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Re: Simple Solder Question

Post by Camble » Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:02 am

This is exactly what flux is for. Adding new solder works because it will likely have a flux core.

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Re: Simple Solder Question

Post by Kilren » Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:54 am

Camble wrote:This is exactly what flux is for. Adding new solder works because it will likely have a flux core.
Flux paste pens also go a long way in making your life simpler.

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Re: Simple Solder Question

Post by fedplast » Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:16 pm

I have great success with my trusty 30w, the tip is ground to a skew chisel point (almost like a flat screwdriver), so i can choose between using a wide flat side, a small corner or even the front edge. But what i discovered a while back is the importance of cleaning often on a wet sponge. No matter what your iron or tip is, once it oxydize it will not transfer heat properly.

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Re: Simple Solder Question

Post by incontrasttogray » Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:19 am

Has anyone had issues with 60/40? What sort of solder are you guys using?
Hey Sudomodonites,
Aspiring industrial designer looking to make some modifications to the system housing.

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Re: Simple Solder Question

Post by Kilren » Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:02 pm

incontrasttogray wrote:Has anyone had issues with 60/40? What sort of solder are you guys using?
Honestly, experience goes father than what solder blend you use in this application. 60/40 is fine. 63/37 works as well. I've used both, but only because it was closer to hand

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Re: Simple Solder Question

Post by fattmatt39 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:13 pm

murdurturtle wrote:I'm not really sure what the wattage of mine is.. im using a hakko fx-888d at 650f. its well worth the modest investment if you do a fair amount of soldering.
I just bought this same station. Which tip do you prefer?

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