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Soldering Iron Help

Discussion in 'Car Audio/ Video/ Navigation' started by Boilerup15, Jun 25, 2013.

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    I am wanting to get a better soldering iron. I bought a cheap butane bernzomatic and it sucks. I really would rather have a Butane one rather than having to stretch an extension cord out, plus they get hotter quicker. I have seen prices from $10.00 - $100.00. My question is, what will fit my needs. I don't use one a bunch but when I do, I want something that is good. I mainly use it for car audio or other lighting accessories.
     
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    I have a few of the Snap On ones, and I believe they are made by Weller. All the same model YAKS32A. Used them for years professionally, never let me down. See if you can find the Weller model I am sure it is cheaper
     
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    The Weller ones are not much cheaper than Snap On, but that is what I am looking for, I just don't really want to spend that much money. I need to find a used one someone doesn't want anymore for cheaper.
     
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    K just tryin to help. I have used nearly every model butane available, and this one made me money. I kept one in my service truck, one in my box, and one at home. You will never buy another. One is 15 years old and I have had to buy tips because I burned a hole through them :lol:
    I have thrown away many that were unreliable. It is maddening
     
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    If I used it more I wouldn't hesitate, but I only use it once or twice a year maybe. It's just hard for me to justify that. But I would like one of those, they are nice.
     
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    I really like my Weller corded model. As often as I use one, I don't mind the cord.
     
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    I never used the Butane ones but my huge Weller gun looking one works well.
     
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    That's nice and it's not crazy expensive. WIN!
     

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