Re: Recommendation for a Butane Soldering Iron?
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My wife bought a butane torch to use in baking from Bed Bath and Beyond its real small, but works nice and uses a can to refuel. Tom KA3GGI
On Monday, November 11, 2019, 03:50:45 PM EST, John Lonigro <jonigro@...> wrote:
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 be sufficient.
On 11/11/19 2:30 PM, Thomas Martin wrote:
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 <email@example.com> wrote: