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Old 08-07-2018, 10:31 AM   #1
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Default Draper 40w kit

Hooray!
Finally a better soldering iron.
I had an el cheapo no name £7 job which I’ll refer to as the hot stick.
Eventually...... it got hot.
The problems with the hot stick were many. Bottom line it did the job.

Barely!

As recommended by a friend I picked up one of these!
Only £24.99 delivered inc. a pcb holder! Absolute bargain.

Ready to go right out of the box, temp controlled joy.
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Old 08-07-2018, 06:17 PM   #2
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Seems like an excellent buy AAH. Hope you get many hours of use from it. Just keep the tip clean by wiping it on the dampened sponge pad.
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Old 08-07-2018, 06:55 PM   #3
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Will do!
Cheers.
The sponge will beat the soggy old kitchen roll I had been using!
Not quite as good as the copper? Wire, (looks a bit like a scouring pad)

I guess time will tell, well actually, the next lot of track laying will tell if itís money well spent!

Hopefully no more, or, far fewer shrunken sleepers!
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