- Joined Nov 30, 2015
I got a new 150w soldering iron (cost $10.85 from china with free ship). Only used it a few times so far with good results. But sometimes it starts to vibrate! Yes really vibrating, and I can hear it doing it! This is so weird. I don't know if this is normal or a sign of failure. Or maybe it's a sign that I should run far away from it. I bought this iron to solder to chassis if it's copper, aluminum, steel or whatever as my normal irons couldn't handle it (I deal with vintage electronics mostly). I used a radioshack 30w iron before and now a nice Velleman? soldering station. I did try tightening the tip and crushing the metal at the base of the heater a little. That has seemed to stop the vibrating only a little. I don't want to break it if it's nothing to fear but I kinda fear it having seen nothing about this online and never experiencing it before. If anyone has any clue whats going on here that's great.
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