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Old 02-23-2006, 12:35 PM
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Question Weller Soldering gun tips???

Hey Y'all ,

I got A weller 2 temp soldering gun last year for Christmas I used it 2 or 3 times & the tip melted in two!

Ive been everywhere looking for some replacement tips
Home Depot ,Tractor Supply ,Lowe's, Sears ,Local Hardware stores! everyone has the same gun BUT NO TIPS!

I Made one out of a piece of clothes hanger but I thing its the wrong type of metal.

Anyone know where to get replacements or how I can make my own that wont burn up?

What type & gage of metal?

Rob

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Old 02-23-2006, 12:44 PM
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Take a piece of 10 guage copper wire, strip the insulation off of it and bend it to shape. I have done this for years, of course when I am in town and can remember it I buy replacement tips. They come two to a package and I have been buying mine at Wal-Mart.
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I have purchased the weller gun tips at two different local hardware stores. One is an "ace hardware" dealer and the other is independent.

I have not needed the pencil iron tips replaced on mine, so I never looked for those.
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are you using a lot of flux? that might be why it is breaking(eating away). copper wire will work, but i believe you can get them at radioshack too...
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Of course the bottom of the basket, everywhere I didn't look

I was using ...Rosin core for electrical I think thats what its called...

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hmm rosin core is normally ok... it does have some flux in it, but it shouldn't be excessive. i have seen some guy use more... and that is where problems start from... did you tin the end the first time you used it? funny thing is that i never had trouble with mine... only time i broke the tip was when it fell off my bench... but i just took out the top piece and looped the bottom one into the top and kept soldering till i could get a new tip.

forgot i had to clean the contact tip again though... took a file to it where i bent in back in to start a new contact patch till i could get a new tip...

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Rob, Radio Shack has those tips for the Weller gun in both sizes. You get a pack of two, for I think, only $1.99, I bought some about a week ago for my gun, they work a bunch better than wire.
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did you tin the end the first time you used it? funny thing is that i

TIN??

Umm ...nope LOL
I've never had a decent soldering un my 1st on I found in the road & 1 roll of electrical tape & it was about brand new.

Plus she got me one of those "cold heat things" IMO it s a waste of batteries the solder has to be as thin as a hair to use it ...I guess its just taking up space in my tool box.

I almost walked out with one of those gas powered ones from Home Depot but it had a replaceable flint instead of a peizo lighting & Lowe's was some off bran i never heard of

How do I "tin" the tip?

Old Red I was gonna Hit radio shack tomorrow its in the other direction @ 8 MPG i have to plan my trips LOL Good Ole gas saving 460 4bbl too bad she a pig LOL

OINK OINK

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basically it is like breaking in and care for the tip. mostly for when the tip is new, and to keep it in good shape.

here is a couple links i googled....
http://www.tpub.com/content/neets/14...s/14176_70.htm
http://www.talkingelectronics.com/Fr...ts/Page13.html

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You guys never cease to amaze me!!

Thanks for the great links !

Looks like I need to do Some reading & learning .

Thank You!


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glad i could help...
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Hey Y'all ,

I got A weller 2 temp soldering gun last year for Christmas I used it 2 or 3 times & the tip melted in two!

Ive been everywhere looking for some replacement tips
Home Depot ,Tractor Supply ,Lowe's, Sears ,Local Hardware stores! everyone has the same gun BUT NO TIPS!

I Made one out of a piece of clothes hanger but I thing its the wrong type of metal.

Anyone know where to get replacements or how I can make my own that wont burn up?

What type & gage of metal?

Rob
If you have the Weller Model D550 then try here:
[url]http://www.aktoolsandequipment.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=943&Page=2
Or here:
[url]http://www.tooltopia.com/index.asp?PageAction=PRODSEARCH&txtSearch=weller+d 550&btnSearch=GO&Page=1


Good luck.

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