Copper Tip Soldering Iron suggestions

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Found 11th Mar
Could anyone recommend a good copper tip soldering iron?. Been told to get a copper tip as the heat transfer is better.

Thanks.

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Who told you that?

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A guy I know who worked for BT on the phone wires years ago.

Antex soldering irons, they're plated to reduce oxidisation but copper nevertheless

don't know if it's copper tipped but I bought one.of those gas ones.from Aldi been the best iron I have ever used only cheap aswell

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smarty0007

don't know if it's copper tipped but I bought one.of those gas ones.from … don't know if it's copper tipped but I bought one.of those gas ones.from Aldi been the best iron I have ever used only cheap aswell



​I did think about Pyro Pens.

I got this one. Bought some extra tips to go with it. Works fine for me.. Look at this on eBay ebay.co.uk/itm…702

The advice doesn't really make sense. Copper is a good conductor, but heat conductivity isn't any sort of a restraint or an issue with soldering irons - if you need to conduct more heat to the solder, all you need to do is turn your iron's temperature up a notch. What actually makes a difference is the shape of the tip, and at that, you'd do well to buy a selection pack to find the one that suits your style and applications most effectively. Nevermind if it's pure copper or not.

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dxx

The advice doesn't really make sense. Copper is a good conductor, but … The advice doesn't really make sense. Copper is a good conductor, but heat conductivity isn't any sort of a restraint or an issue with soldering irons - if you need to conduct more heat to the solder, all you need to do is turn your iron's temperature up a notch. What actually makes a difference is the shape of the tip, and at that, you'd do well to buy a selection pack to find the one that suits your style and applications most effectively. Nevermind if it's pure copper or not.



​Thanks very much Dxx. That's a big help!.

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wayners

I got this one. Bought some extra tips to go with it. Works fine for me.. … I got this one. Bought some extra tips to go with it. Works fine for me.. Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272211768702



​Thanks!. Might buy that. Looks decent too.

What are you soldering?

As has been said, size and shape of bit together with the power of the iron is what matters.

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Wings18

A guy I know who worked for BT on the phone wires years ago.



Cheers mate.

Learnt something new from this thread

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mas99

What are you soldering?As has been said, size and shape of bit together … What are you soldering?As has been said, size and shape of bit together with the power of the iron is what matters.



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