Hi guys I think this has been covered before but can’t find it in search what’s the best soldering iron to use and what’s the best tip
This thread, somewhere.
It all depends on what your primary use will be. I have different irons for different jobs, from small surface mount components to solid copper RF cables. I know the T1000 (?) is very popular with many on this forum.
Ts100 is my go to iron for nearly everything. The stock tip struggles with bigger wires
Hi Nidge where do I buy one and how much
They’re available from most of the usual places such as Amazon, HobbyRC, Banggood, eBay. I would wait for more recommendations before you pull the trigger as the T100s isn’t an iron I’ve had any personal experience with.
I have spent years soldering components ,Most in a paid job and the rest unpaid . I always used a variable temp station with various tips .
Get a decent Variable temp iron .
If it’s just everyday soldering you want then try a 35w iron .
I got this from aldi for about a tenner a while back. 60watt and variable temperature. Still going strong.
The tips where pretty naff, but banggood does some that fit. They were £2 but about £7 now. The tips are plated copper and pure copper for those big fat ground pads.
Thanks guys for all your feedback great advice as always
I think that’s what Hobbyking use to solder XT60’s onto their Turnigy Batteries with.
That’s a fine piece of equipment there Robert bet you use a few rolls of solder
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