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Soldering Station

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:10 pm

My soldering station has gone beserk, doesn't shut off when it reaches the set temperature, then bleeps like crazy when it's about 50 degrees over. Time for a new one methinks, anyone got a recommendation, mainly used for wiring and turned bit of metal to be joined, but the ability to turn it down for alloys and white metal is useful.
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Re: Soldering Station

Postby End2end » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:20 pm

Weller all day everyday.
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Re: Soldering Station

Postby TimberSurf » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:41 pm

If the iron lead has more than two wires, it is temp controlled by a sensor in the tip, you could test and then replace only the iron if it is faulty. I am with with above, weller are like rolls royce in style/technology/durability and PRICE! However, I have not heard bad things about most of the competition, the one I have seen recommended is a GOLD, as sold by Maplin, if you hurry, you might get a deal!
P.S. I used weller stations when I was a pro, I have the mains ones at home and still going 20 years after I got them (50W 230v and 50W 110V and a 45W 24vdc I use everyday), and all parts still replaceable :D
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Re: Soldering Station

Postby Peterm » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:49 pm

I had the same thing happen with my Goot brand iron. The heater/sensor was the cause, so I replaced it and also bought a new multi meter with temp sensor to calibrate the new part. Much cheaper than a new soldering station.
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Re: Soldering Station

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:57 pm

It's reading the temperature ok, it's just not regulating, Goes on getting hotter even after it starts beeping at 50 degrees above the set temperature, so I think it's the switching rather than the sensing or heating that's the problem.
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Re: Soldering Station

Postby alex3410 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:01 am

i opted for 60W Mains LCD Solder Station from Maplin the reasons: price & availability of spare parts

the good news is its on offer at 30% off so is now £45.49, the bad news it looks like Maplin are shutting down and the 30% off is due to its closing down sale - there foes the availability of spares :twisted:

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Re: Soldering Station

Postby Tricky Dicky » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:32 am

alex3410 wrote:i opted for 60W Mains LCD Solder Station from Maplin the reasons: price & availability of spare parts

the good news is its on offer at 30% off so is now £45.49, the bad news it looks like Maplin are shutting down and the 30% off is due to its closing down sale - there foes the availability of spares :twisted:


Looks like the spares for it have sold out so no chance of stocking up - just in case :evil:

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Re: Soldering Station

Postby windcutter9f » Sun May 27, 2018 4:12 pm

Enter Hakko tips in the Ebay search bar,these fit the Maplin soldering iron.

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Re: Soldering Station

Postby Mountain » Sun May 27, 2018 4:20 pm

I have the slightly older Maplin soldering station. I managed to get spare tips at half them all in price before they closed. Glad I did as the tip that comes as standard comes to a point, where I wanted a flatter tip for the possibility of soldering tinplate.
The tips for mine are just ordinary metal tips. Not cheap even with 50% off.


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