Soldering Station 48W - Adjustable Temperature - £8.99 - LIDL (Parkside) 25th Jan
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Soldering Station 48W - Adjustable Temperature - £8.99 - LIDL (Parkside) 25th Jan

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Found 14th Jan 2016
Adjustable temperature (ºC): 100 - 500
48W
Includes stand with integrated cleaning sponge, replacement soldering tip and 2 x 10g reels of solder
With handy drawer to store accessories

19 Comments

Original Poster

http://i68.tinypic.com/2uqc6yh.jpg

I wouldn't be soldering over an exposed dining room table like that...

Halloway

I wouldn't be soldering over an exposed dining room table like that...



Look at the fumes he's breathing in. Hope he's got the windows opened. At least he's sensible to wear eye goggles. You can't be too careful these days with H&S.X)

veedubjai

Look at the fumes he's breathing in. Hope he's got the windows opened. At … Look at the fumes he's breathing in. Hope he's got the windows opened. At least he's sensible to wear eye goggles. You can't be too careful these days with H&S.X)


The fumes are the best thing about soldering


Original Poster

repouk

The fumes are the best thing about soldering :D:{



"Do you smell that? It's solder, son. Nothing else on the world smells like that. I love the smell of solder in the morning. It smells like victory."

bet he's not even tinned that wire.

Original Poster

powerbrick

bet he's not even tinned that wire.



And when his partner walks in - as the solder is sliding over the un tinned wire and trickling on to the highly polished table - it will be "Apocalypse Now"!

Hot:)

I soldered on everything. Heck I soldered on a bed. Yes it was carastrophic.

I need one!, will have to wait....

Although I've worked 30 years in the electronics industry and should have known better, I bought one of these. On first use the tip disintegrated

Yup, there are a number of things wrong with this. The most notable being:

A clean ironed white t-shirt.
Absolutely cooking everything (look at the shiny new station and the marks up the iron).
He seems to be balling rather than heating the components and letting capillary action do its job.
Dropping solder balls on the nice polished work surface.
He isn't wearing specs due to eyestrain.
He is wearing goggles, just in case he hits zero gravity.
If he needs goggles he needs gloves, for when you get to a fiddly bit and forget totally it is not a pencil type object you are holding, but in fact a skin searing heat source.
No curtains on the windows.
Someone put a 'While Stocks Last!' poster on his wall.

Did I take that too far?

Anyways, as long as the base and the element are good you can use decent tips and worst case scenario you replace the entire iron with an on sale good one.

well er not a weller

Cackles

Yup, there are a number of things wrong with this. The most notable … Yup, there are a number of things wrong with this. The most notable being:A clean ironed white t-shirt.Absolutely cooking everything (look at the shiny new station and the marks up the iron).He seems to be balling rather than heating the components and letting capillary action do its job.Dropping solder balls on the nice polished work surface.He isn't wearing specs due to eyestrain.He is wearing goggles, just in case he hits zero gravity.If he needs goggles he needs gloves, for when you get to a fiddly bit and forget totally it is not a pencil type object you are holding, but in fact a skin searing heat source.No curtains on the windows.Someone put a 'While Stocks Last!' poster on his wall.Did I take that too far?Anyways, as long as the base and the element are good you can use decent tips and worst case scenario you replace the entire iron with an on sale good one.



I'm guessing you spent too much time on this.

fishmaster

I'm guessing you spent too much time on this.



I got bored and have way too much free time on my hands

Cackles

I got bored and have way too much free time on my hands



I know the feelling.

adamalport

Although I've worked 30 years in the electronics industry and should have … Although I've worked 30 years in the electronics industry and should have known better, I bought one of these. On first use the tip disintegrated


Yep, junk. I've got an Antex thats over 25 years old and still on its original tip.....

Are soldering fumes bad for you then ?

thank you op, purchased, now to make sure i hold the right end!!!
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