Re: Kit building

Mike Scheidt



A very accomplished kit builder (W0EB) is a friend of mine.  He steered me to Walmart and on his suggestion, I purchased a 2 in 1 soldering station.  The title of this one says it’s also lead free.  It does soldering and also has a hot air gun for some SMD work.  Anyway, it runs about $63 and I’ve been exceptionally happy with mine.  Also, if you check out the Walmart website, they have many other types and price ranges to choose from.  I  like the one W0EB suggested as the temperature can be set fairly precisely.


I had mine shipped to me, as not all Walmarts stock very many (if any) soldering stuff. 


Good luck.





From: [] On Behalf Of Rob Roberts via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2018 11:54 AM
Subject: [4SQRP] Kit building


Hello all,

I’m looking for advice on what brand of soldering iron and what type/thickness of solder do you recommend for kit building. Right now I’m using a cheap soldering iron from Harbor Freight and practicing on pixies.  Any advice or links would be appreciated. 



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