Lidl soldering station

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Lidl soldering station

Postby beeman » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:20 am

The conical shape tip did not 'hold' solder very well. It was found to be copper plate on a brass tip. Wondering if I could replace with a copper tip but having no suitable solid copper I rammed on a piece of copper vehicle brake piping, and flattened/shaped the end. Now great, used for a few hours yesterday and when heat adjusted the solder remained on the end, no need to tin/flux continuously. better than the original tip Beeman.
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