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Re: Soldering Station
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2017, 10:01:21 AM »
It happens... Nice machine that, enjoy.  Those goldielocks type cleaners also works very well
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Re: Soldering Station
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2017, 10:10:55 AM »
It happens... Nice machine that, enjoy.  Those goldielocks type cleaners also works very well

Wet sponge just causes discoloration/oxidation of the iron/tip. Agree dry method/goldielocks work better.

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Re: Soldering Station
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2017, 10:16:36 AM »
Wet sponge just causes discoloration/oxidation of the iron/tip. Agree dry method/goldielocks work better.

Always used the wet sponge method before. Can I just use a normal Goldilocks form PnP type of thing?

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Re: Soldering Station
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2017, 10:34:23 AM »

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Re: Soldering Station
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2017, 10:48:51 AM »
Magnum has a nice round stainless steel can :

see : https://www.magnumproducts.co.za/collections/accessories/products/waterless-tip-cleaner



Should have gotten one of those when I was out.

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Re: Soldering Station
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2017, 11:26:10 AM »
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Re: Soldering Station
« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2017, 11:40:32 AM »
Brass pot scourer from supermarkets works well
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Re: Soldering Station
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2017, 03:44:42 PM »
My 12 year old Magnum 2000 stopped working and I changed over to and old Weller I had in my store.

Used it for a year or so, then had the Magnum fixed. They put in a new PCB for me for R200, took about half an hour.

In my case the difference is night and day. The Magnum solders more easily, heats up quicker and runs quieter. The Weller was disappointing for me.

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Re: Soldering Station
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2017, 04:07:33 PM »
Must say I am loving the machine except I did not order the right parts for the project I wanted to work on so not been able to use it as much as I would have hoped.

Got a O2 Headphone kit arriving today or tomorrow as we speak so that will put it thru its paces I am sure.

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Re: Soldering Station
« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2017, 06:40:42 PM »
+1 on magnum. Have had my 2002 station w 1002 iron for 12 years. Had a fault a couple of months after getting it, was fixed and returned within a couple of days via communica in woodstock.

I use a sponge no problem-- though it's good to wipe clean tip after using and then recoat in fresh solder to keep it shiny. Have used same tips for whole time, still perfect.

Had a weller iron, and the tip was just silly expensive to replace.

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Re: Soldering Station
« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2017, 10:00:42 PM »
Magnum station since about 94/95.  Still going strong.  Replaced power switch and "thermocouple" I think it is. 







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Re: Soldering Station
« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2017, 07:55:15 AM »
In the professional world, a Goldilocks-type scourer is only used occasionally to "power-clean" what a wet sponge won't. Like when I inadvertently touch and melt plastic with it.

I use a sponge no problem-- though it's good to wipe clean tip after using and then recoat in fresh solder to keep it shiny. Have used same tips for whole time, still perfect.

...is the way to do it. If the scourer is your default tip cleaner, it will strip off the tin plating (actually, solder coating) and the exposed tip surface will deteriorate.

A nice doc I just found explains:

http://www.newark.com/pdfs/techarticles/plato/SolderingIronTipsCare.pdf
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Re: Soldering Station
« Reply #27 on: September 20, 2017, 01:14:50 PM »
In the professional world, a Goldilocks-type scourer is only used occasionally to "power-clean" what a wet sponge won't. Like when I inadvertently touch and melt plastic with it.

...is the way to do it. If the scourer is your default tip cleaner, it will strip off the tin plating (actually, solder coating) and the exposed tip surface will deteriorate.

A nice doc I just found explains:

http://www.newark.com/pdfs/techarticles/plato/SolderingIronTipsCare.pdf

Nice find, thanks for that. Saved...

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Re: Soldering Station
« Reply #28 on: September 20, 2017, 02:01:09 PM »
Interesting. I used to make the sponge too wet. Think it cools some of the excess solder and then it's more difficult to remove
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Re: Soldering Station
« Reply #29 on: September 20, 2017, 03:23:29 PM »
^^^ LOL! Yes. Always funny seeing a rookie drown the tip.
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