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Soldering station - 48w with spare tip and temp control. £8.99 @ Lidl
Soldering station - 48w with spare tip and temp control. £8.99 @ Lidl

Soldering station - 48w with spare tip and temp control. £8.99 @ Lidl

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Picked this up today at my local lidl. Comes with two small reels of solder and a spare flat screwdriver shaped tip. Main tip is conical. Needed a new iron as my other one has too large a tip for delicate PCB work. Temp control as well which is nice.

3 year warranty as well!

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good find op, heat added

I had a look at this in store and in fairness it looks like a bargain. Heat.

MisterSkinflint

I had a look at this in store and in fairness it looks like a bargain. … I had a look at this in store and in fairness it looks like a bargain. Heat.


Agreed, gutted as I just bought the £13 prime nutool 48W at Amazon last week. Heat

I've got one. Haven't used it but seems to be decent especially considering the price for some basic needs.

I am slowly becoming obsessed with this channel....

If you are into soldering then you might find it interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVoBZqlvCKo

PS. I have no idea what he is talking about (I bake cakes for a living)!

I've had one of these from lidl for a year or two now, I use it a couple of times a month and think it's great.

Looks good!

Getting this as it's one of those things that are sure to come in handy , Heat added

Voted hot! I'm one of those people that is guilty of practicing what some might call a false economy, I don't need one but I'll surely be buying one tomorrow. when you compare the quality of some the items sold at Lidl, to some of the rubbish that is sold by other retailers at twice, sometimes three times the price, you can't help but wonder...How do they do it?

bob_regis

I am slowly becoming obsessed with this channel....If you are into … I am slowly becoming obsessed with this channel....If you are into soldering then you might find it interesting.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVoBZqlvCKoPS. I have no idea what he is talking about (I bake cakes for a living)!


He seems like a right tool. Get some Big Clive down you, much more fun.

Had one of these a couple of years now. Can't complain. Decent enough iron for the price and paid for itself with money saved from things I've repaired. Handy having little drawer with solder in it too.

With these where would you get extra spare tips from?

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ascen

With these where would you get extra spare tips from?


I've been waiting for someone to ask for 'just the tip'

ascen

With these where would you get extra spare tips from?



I have a lidl one very similar, it takes a screw in tip

I buy these:
cpc.farnell.com/dur…005


Edited by: "jimjim79" 26th Jan

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jimjim79

I have a lidl one very similar, it takes a screw in tipI buy … I have a lidl one very similar, it takes a screw in tipI buy these:http://cpc.farnell.com/duratool/d00803-b8-1/spare-tip-d00803/dp/SD01785?CMP=TREML007-005



The tips for this one are screw in as well, thanks for the Tip... see what I did there... X)

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ravilakhani

I've been waiting for someone to ask for 'just the tip'



Have you been watching the AVE channel on youtube then?!!

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Duelling Duck

He seems like a right tool. Get some Big Clive down you, much more fun.



Big clive is brilliant, hes a lunatic, drinking methylated spirits and setting things on fire... great channel.

This will be perfect to mend my kids train set which I bought from Lidl. One of the wires connecting to the battery came off oO

Hot! When switched on.

barneyonion

Big clive is brilliant, hes a lunatic, drinking methylated spirits and … Big clive is brilliant, hes a lunatic, drinking methylated spirits and setting things on fire... great channel.



Clive didn't like the methylated spirits...

Although may be a YouTube thing to like a drink. Clive likes his whiskey and beer... Ashens likes his Gin.....

just picked one up thanks! hopefully this will give me a kick up the ass to do something with my arduino

Right im a complete noob here but i broke a 2ds and needed to unsolder some connections, i got a 30w solder that didnt even un-solder the connections
Im guessing i need a 50-60w to do this??? Thanks

bob_regis

I am slowly becoming obsessed with this channel....If you are into … I am slowly becoming obsessed with this channel....If you are into soldering then you might find it interesting.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVoBZqlvCKoPS. I have no idea what he is talking about (I bake cakes for a living)!



Thanks dude. That's a tonne of information thrown at you in an hour - love it!!

I can not see it on there website?




willyzippy89

Right im a complete noob here but i broke a 2ds and needed to unsolder … Right im a complete noob here but i broke a 2ds and needed to unsolder some connections, i got a 30w solder that didnt even un-solder the connections Im guessing i need a 50-60w to do this??? Thanks



oO

DrTerror

oO


Assuming you're not trying to unsolder spot-welds ( ) a hotter iron MIGHT help but it MIGHT also melt/destroy the components you're trying to remove, care will be required.

Biggest issue with unsoldering SM (surface-mounted - likely in the 2DS?) components is getting multiple connections off at the same time (otherwise each re-solders as you unsolder the other) - and for that, a hot-air-rework station is required (and they're not cheap!)

Youtube electronics videos offer the full range of experiences - Uncle AVE is just the BEST source of manly man-skills and Big Clive is the Bob Ross of electronics but Louis Rossman offers both advanced Apple repairs and a disintegrating personality disorder which is hard to not watch and be horrified at...

therealjohnpeat

Youtube electronics videos offer the full range of experiences - Uncle … Youtube electronics videos offer the full range of experiences - Uncle AVE is just the BEST source of manly man-skills and Big Clive is the Bob Ross of electronics but Louis Rossman offers both advanced Apple repairs and a disintegrating personality disorder which is hard to not watch and be horrified at...




sounds like someone has some man crushes

Note that these will not be temperature regulated, meaning that they can't react to the varying demands made on them during the soldering process and the temperature will thus vary a great deal.

willyzippy89

Right im a complete noob here but i broke a 2ds and needed to unsolder … Right im a complete noob here but i broke a 2ds and needed to unsolder some connections, i got a 30w solder that didnt even un-solder the connections Im guessing i need a 50-60w to do this??? Thanks


Did you use flux?

urmum

Did you use flux?



If you mean flux paste then yeah?? Like i said im complete noob

worth it for the 3 year guarantee.. although if you only need to use iot once a year then pick something up from ebay for about half that price.. heat added for guarantee and immediate collection (as opposed to waiting for a month delivery from ebay china)

therealjohnpeat

Assuming you're not trying to unsolder spot-welds ( ) a hotter iron … Assuming you're not trying to unsolder spot-welds ( ) a hotter iron MIGHT help but it MIGHT also melt/destroy the components you're trying to remove, care will be required.Biggest issue with unsoldering SM (surface-mounted - likely in the 2DS?) components is getting multiple connections off at the same time (otherwise each re-solders as you unsolder the other) - and for that, a hot-air-rework station is required (and they're not cheap!)



Thanks for the help
I checked a video on youtube on how to replace and repair the card reader i watched the person do it and he was using a standard solder "/
He simply touched the points that were soldered and it then came loose pulling it off then soldering the connections with the new part
Looked simple to me haha

They've been selling these for about 10 years (on and off)
i bought one around 10 years ago and i clearly remember it blowing up after about 1.5 years, but ill be honest it was kept in the shed when not in use.
It has put me off getting another one mind.

willyzippy89

If you mean flux paste then yeah?? Like i said im complete noob



Your soldering Iron most likely sucks, everywhere I've worked the make of choice has been Weller. You could be doing something wrong, but if your iron isn't even ding anything then it's not hot enough. I assume you have solder on a reel, which means it's most likely got flux in it, so just put the soldering iron tip on the joint and then add the solder to the tip and if it's not doing anything to the joint then it's not hot enough.... that's if it's doing anything to the solder.

You don't need to buy separate flux tbh, really you only need it for chips that have multiple legs close together, it just makes it easy and stops you from shorting them legs out.

But most likely the Iron isn't hot enough, the solder on those boards is rated at a high temp, probably need to crank it up to 400c.

I bought this last time it came around. Was £7.99 then I think. The tip is too large for delicate PCB work unless your components are spread far apart, which isn't likely these days. Ended up having to buy again with something more suitable from Maplin.

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dheydl

I bought this last time it came around. Was £7.99 then I think. The tip … I bought this last time it came around. Was £7.99 then I think. The tip is too large for delicate PCB work unless your components are spread far apart, which isn't likely these days. Ended up having to buy again with something more suitable from Maplin.



I can confirm the tip on this one is very small. I have two other irons and this is the smallest of the three.

Is the wire connecting the iron with the station soft, slilicone-like?

I can't find these either online or in store. What date were they on sale?

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Fistral

I can't find these either online or in store. What date were they on sale?



They were on sale from last Sunday but there were still some in my local Lidl during the week.
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