Another alternative might be buying a cheap (aka Harbor Freight)
generator and then powering an electric soldering iron/gun with it.
A temperature controlled iron might be finicky about the quality of
the sinewave being produced by the generator, but regular low tech
irons/guns are just heating elements and wouldn't care (if soldering
irons could care). If a butane iron is suitable, I doubt a
temperature controlled iron would be needed. And the generator
might be able to power a lightbulb if soldering in a place with no
electricity. Something that puts out a couple hundred Watts should
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On 11/11/19 2:30 PM, 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
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
This might be a good alternative to the butane route.
On Monday, November 11, 2019, Dwayne R via Groups.Io
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
cord a few times rather than using my Weller butane.
On Monday, November 11, 2019, 9:00:29 AM CST, Johnny
I used to buy the butane soldering pencil
from Radio shack.
Worked well outside except extremely windy,
It may still be sold under the presto brand?
We soldered pl 259’s with it!
On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 8:56 AM
Mike Stewart <mike.n0tu@...
Greetings to the list. Happy Veterans
I’m looking for recommendations for a
butane soldering iron, something
suitable for professional use in really
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
Many of the 4SQRP group are serious
builders or professionals in the
electronics industry. Sure would
appreciate your insights. So would the
Thank you for the benefit of your
experience and wisdom.
P.S. I have tried Google as my
friend…and have little faith in the