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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 8:19:59 PM on 8 August 2020.
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Bought a pair of fine wire clamps from Evatco they were only $9.00 find them very useful aid when I am soldering.
Regards Jim


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 8:30:49 PM on 8 August 2020.
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 9:17:37 PM on 8 August 2020.
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Similar to Haemostats but bulkier. Haemostats make heatsinks stop you burning fingers getting wire in & out and with one in each hand, it is amazing what tight spaces you can get bits like resistors & caps, in & out of.

Marc


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 9:39:43 PM on 8 August 2020.
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 Location: Albury, NSW
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Did anybody ever have one of these ???? when I was a teen I had a soldering Gun that looked like a Pistol and when you pulled the trigger it Fed the solder out the tip ??? LOL long gone now it is , I use a Goot and a Weller now.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 10:50:33 PM on 8 August 2020.
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Weller still makes soldering guns, though not with a solder feed option AFAIK:

http://crlaurence.com.au/crlapps/showline/offerpage.aspx?Productid=10616&GroupID=13178&History=39324:112:12801&ModelID=13178#

Americans used to love them. As a kid I recall one home call TV serviceman using a soldering gun on our Krielser.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 10:59:51 PM on 8 August 2020.
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The one in the picture is a 110V model. I hope they send 240V ones out here.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 9:20:17 AM on 9 August 2020.
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Thanks for your replys yes Pete that is the tool. It has been a great help.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 8:55:33 AM on 13 August 2020.
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There seems to be someone from the UK selling a Weller 240v version

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/124192724475


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 9:08:51 AM on 13 August 2020.
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 Location: Albury, NSW
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Thought you had fallen down a hole???
Those soldering irons are still about in Oz second hand...lots in the states.
No good for fine chassis work ,they are huge!
Weller still make soldering Irons in Australia and Total tools sell them , not the Gun ,but all the Irons...... Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 2:00:03 PM on 13 August 2020.
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 Location: Belrose, NSW
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Soldering guns (soddering guns??) are a very bad idea around ICs and most solid state equipment. The external field at the tip is substantial and can damage components where there are common grounds or loops for example on PCBs.


 
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