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Old 08-07-2017, 06:04 PM   #1
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At Lidl from tomorrow, https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/Non-Food-O...articleId=4346

going to get one myself tomorrow, must be worth a punt for under a tenner,
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That could be useful Mike thank you
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since buying the soldering gun a few months ago, i thought it was time to give a review, the reel of solder can be replaced very easily, i used a 100g reel from toolstation to replace the original, it will fit into a soldering stand if it has got an insert that can be removed, makes light work of tinning wire ends, not tried it yet under the baseboard, but the one handed operation makes soldering a doddle,cheers,
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My soldering gun (Resistance type) still works but I stopped using it. It has worked for a good 20 years but when I started soldering PCB sleepers to rails the soldering gun started melting (The plastic round the hot metal bits) so I guess I was asking too much out of it. It is a great tool for normal electrical items as long as you are not soldering something very small. I found using it meant that I was less likely to accidentally burn myself, and it was much quicker to heat up then a conventional iron. (Seconds instead of minutes). Never had a stand for my soldering gun as it sat on its side with no issues as the sides are flat.
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Hi MG this one has a trigger solder feed built in to it, and variable temperature,
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This is a Google search result, beware you only get what you pay for....Its a dated add...

https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/sol...rranty-2729292
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Hi MG this one has a trigger solder feed built in to it, and variable temperature,
That puzzles me as I thought I overdid it on how much solder I use. Maybe it is intended for some sort of long industrial process where two pieces need soldering together over a long length?
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Hi Ray, yes you do, but for the price i thought it was worth a punt,

Hi MG, i don't think so, it has a fine tip and you feed as much solder as you need,
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I have not got one of these, nor intend getting one, but it sounds to me as if it all boils down to who ever is using it.. Some people can't even boil an egg. Others make wonderful job of it. ...........john
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Can't say I've ever boiled an egg with my soldering iron. The feed is an interesting concept. Never seen it on a soldering iron. It may mean one can solder one handed. This can be an advantage in theory if you can. Though it isn't a big deal to apply solder separately.
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