Best Weller Tip for Perfboard Work

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by mxabeles, May 26, 2009.

  1. mxabeles

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    Apr 25, 2009
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    Hi there,
    I recently bough a weller gun/station. Oh its much better than radio shack, warms up instantly and controllable temperature.
    I use perfboards and ICs alot. Is 550˚ a good temperature? Also, I bought the conical tip (real pointy) but i'm not sure if it is too narrow a tip cause it doesn't seem to fully heat the pads and the component lead. Any tips on a good tip ;)?

    Thanks guys/gals,

    Max
     
  2. R!f@@

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    Apr 2, 2009
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    Pointy tips cannot transfer heat to copper pads fast enough to melt the solder.
    Pointy once are used to do fine job.
    You should use tips that have about 0.5mm tips width or more for better heat transfer and minimal damage to the board and components. don't use under sized tips. choose the appropriate tip for the job, it will help to solder faster and better
     
  3. mxabeles

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    thanks mang!
     
  4. loosewire

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    go to u tube,type in soldering,you will see a lot soldering stations.
     
  5. Wendy

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    You'll find the sweet spot (knob setting) through practice. The main thing about these regulators is their predictability.
     
  6. radiohead

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    use paste flux to help the solder melt evenly
     
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