Re: Recommendation for a Butane Soldering Iron?

Thomas Martin

Don’t know if anyone has seen the new Ryobi battery operated soldering irons they came out with uses the 18 volt one plus batteries used on other tools. 
They have two models one is an adjustable and one fixed temp. I ordered the adjustable one but have not had time to use it yet.
I used to do field engineering work and understand the need for tools to be used in remote and unusual places. Ryobi also makes a 12 volt charger so batteries can be charged in the vehicle.
This might be a good alternative to the butane route.


On Monday, November 11, 2019, Dwayne R via Groups.Io <> wrote:

I agree, I have a Radio Shack Butane soldering Iron. . Had it for decades. . .
Best thing I have ever owned. . .. I lost it (loaned it out), and haven't
found a good replacement yet for it. ..

I do have a Weller Butane. . . I would rate my old Radio Shack a 10,
the Weller about a 6. Let's put it this way. . . I have ran an extension
cord a few times rather than using my Weller butane.

Dwayne Ka0aam

On Monday, November 11, 2019, 9:00:29 AM CST, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Gm Mike
I used to buy the butane soldering pencil from Radio shack.
Worked well outside except extremely windy, cold days.
It may still be sold under the presto brand?
We soldered pl 259’s with it!
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 8:56 AM Mike Stewart <mike.n0tu@...> wrote:

Greetings to the list. Happy Veterans Day, too.


I’m looking for recommendations for a butane soldering iron, something suitable for professional use in really rough conditions.


Anyone have one or two recommendations for a top-grade, durable, portable butane soldering iron? Price isn’t the most important consideration.


True, electric temp-controlled irons are preferable for most construction. The places this iron will be used don’t have electricity.


Many of the 4SQRP group are serious builders or professionals in the electronics industry. Sure would appreciate your insights. So would the intended recipient.


Thank you for the benefit of your experience and wisdom.




Mike Stewart



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