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    Got mine! I don't think it's all that bad. I've only used the conical tip, and haven't done much practical work yet, but did a couple tests. They say not to use it on large metallic objects so I first tried it on some flat speaker wire... LOL That took maybe 3 seconds. Then I tried it on a Li-Poly cell with a short tab that I couldn't get hot enough with a 15W iron sitting on it. That took about 5 seconds and the light went dim. I think it's the NiMH batteries I put in it. Guess I should have charged them first. They say not to use rechargables, only alkalines because it's specifically designed for 6.0V, but it still worked OK. Once I learn to use it correctly, I think I'll use it more than the iso-tip or A/C irons except for small component work. Still haven't done any of that yet.

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    Hey Skraggy_Uk, how much did it cost for the items and shipping to the uk?

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    OMG you say 'sodder' ? Its sole-der... hahah you guys crack me up
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    it is not recommended for use on sensitive electronics
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/files/FAQ040504.pdf

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    If its portability you guys need, they make butane powered soldering irons. Here's a couple that I found

    http://www.ba-electronics.com/soldiron.htm

    Also it is pronounced "sodder" but spelled solder. Check the pronunciation guide. You crack me up.

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    BUTANE. I agree with kefka. I've got a butane iron, and LOVE it. Also works very well as a heat gun to shrink heat-shrink tape.
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    kefka, nice US website that :P
    Here in the UK we call it sole-dering. http://dictionary.cambridge.org/defi...ey=75567&ph=on

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    Quote Originally Posted by no1knows
    kefka, nice US website that :P
    Here in the UK we call it sole-dering. http://dictionary.cambridge.org/defi...ey=75567&ph=on
    No doubt "sodder" means something quite different over there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedBee
    BUTANE. I agree with kefka. I've got a butane iron, and LOVE it. Also works very well as a heat gun to shrink heat-shrink tape.
    gotta agree too. I use the rat shack butane iron, and the different tips as well as the blow torch and heat gun tips. works great, and is a real winner when under the dash or hood and need a quick wire repair, or re-working a whole harness. gets plenty hot and lasts well over an hour at constant use.

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