ok well ive got heavy sodering to do and was wondering if anyone had any experience with those little pencil torches? i was thinkin about gettin one of the like $3 ones from hf to see if it would work instead of an exspensive sodering gun. thanks
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06-16-2007, 10:19 PM #1
06-16-2007, 11:04 PM #2
those little pencil torches
I have one they are good for small electrical jobs like the connectors with heat shrink.if you have fine work to do and you need a pencil type point then by all means get one but spend $12.00 they are refilable with butane or get the one that the plumbers use.In the blue bottle buy them from crapy tire.I'm sure that you have seen them.
06-16-2007, 11:54 PM #3
I've used the cheapo's and none worked very well. I spent the bucks on a Weller Pyropen 10 years ago, and never looked back. I've soldered everything from circuit boards to gauge 2 battery cables with it, no problem. Worth every penny.
06-17-2007, 01:52 AM #4
yep i gotta agree skip the cheepo. i picked up one just to play with to see if i could find a use for it. would probly be verry usefull if it would take a fill and not leak out in about 15 sec.
spend a lil more and get a decent one, especily if you have some work for it.
sears is haveing its fathers day sail, probly pick up a decent one during that for a good price, i'm planing to look into it myself and i dont even have a use for it yet. but that could change if i get a decent one.
hope i helped
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