Gas powered irons

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by teapea, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. teapea

    teapea Advanced Member

    Oct 9, 2006
    Dug my soldering iron out last night but it's broken. not used it for aages and wasonly a budget cheapo job.

    luckily however i have access to a nice little 1mm tipped gas powered jobby. never soldered with a gas iron before but looks quite funky.

    anyone ever used one before?
  2. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
    Yes. They can get very hot and are tricky, but they get the job done. You have to have some experience with them before trying them on sensitive stuff like circuit boards.
  3. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United States
    The first iron I purchased was a gas one (I had used electric ones for a fair amount of time at this point) and when I am working on cars or other hard to reach places I use one.
    The former was cheap and nasty but got the job done (until it died about 8 months in), the latter was fairly expensive as far as soldering irons go (£30, average is £17) but I rate it as one of the best I have ever used.

    +1 to veho as well.
  4. teapea

    teapea Advanced Member

    Oct 9, 2006
    hmm i was a little worried about the temp and how it would fair on circuit boards.

    might go and just get el-cheapo mini mains one and be on the safe side.