soldering station

Repairs, trouble shooting, modding and so on.

Re: soldering station

Postby David B » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:31 pm

Hi Chip,

I used a Weller 25 watt pencil for years which does the job OK but it's nice having the variable temp settings plus the WES51 warms up considerably faster.
Additionally I like the sleek profile of the iron, choice of tips and they tend to last longer & as I found out Weller stands behind their product..

No experience with the Hakko or Radio shack stuff. Aoyue 937+ looks nice.


David
User avatar
David B
 
Posts: 798
Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:31 pm
Location: Rockville CT

Advertisement

Banner ads are available for $25 a month. PM or Email me at Info@wallaceamps.com for more details.

Re: soldering station

Postby Brian Wallace » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:25 pm

There is a Weller EC2000 on ebay right now.
Remember....You can fix it with a little extra energy and a positive attitude. ;)
User avatar
Brian Wallace
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1086
Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:34 pm
Location: Livonia, Michigan

Re: soldering station

Postby neikeel » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:15 pm

David B wrote:
I used a Weller 25 watt pencil for years which does the job OK .......
Additionally I like the sleek profile of the iron,

David


Me too and I still do!
Neil
neikeel
 
Posts: 267
Joined: Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:24 am

Re: soldering station

Postby David B » Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:33 pm

Well the WES51 crapped out again right in the middle of recapping a Deluxe Reverb dammmit :evil: see if they fix it again....Only built a couple of amps & pedals and done a few repairs since the last repair was done...

Back to the pencil for now
User avatar
David B
 
Posts: 798
Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:31 pm
Location: Rockville CT

Re: soldering station

Postby David B » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:50 pm

Weller just returned, was a sensor fuse.
User avatar
David B
 
Posts: 798
Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:31 pm
Location: Rockville CT

Re: soldering station

Postby dai h. » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:02 am

hope it stays fixed! :mrgreen: (doing some of my fake voodoo encantations)
dai h.
 
Posts: 716
Joined: Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:38 pm

Re: soldering station

Postby neikeel » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:11 pm

dai h. wrote:hope it stays fixed! :mrgreen: (doing some of my fake voodoo encantations)


What only fake ones :? ,
Neil
neikeel
 
Posts: 267
Joined: Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:24 am

Re: soldering station

Postby dai h. » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:52 am

yes the real ones were too expensive and I had to settle for paper "origami" voodoo accoutrements instead of genuine African-sourced originals:

Image

and thumbtacks in place of proper pins and needles...

(die Neil die!!! :mrgreen: j/k of course)

(actually that looks more like boutique paper voodoo and not budget poundshop...)
dai h.
 
Posts: 716
Joined: Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:38 pm

Re: soldering station

Postby David B » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:10 pm

Happy to get it back so fast & your incantations seem to be working. Nice doll :twisted:

Good thing is if happens out of warrantee I have an idea what to look for.
User avatar
David B
 
Posts: 798
Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:31 pm
Location: Rockville CT

Re: soldering station

Postby dai h. » Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:06 am

there is a chance other people with the same iron have had similar problems (and maybe come up with solutions and posted them on the interwebs). I *very* vaguely recall reading something about a Weller iron (but to be honest I'm not quite sure and it could've been another maker).
dai h.
 
Posts: 716
Joined: Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:38 pm

Re: soldering station

Postby David B » Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:18 am

User avatar
David B
 
Posts: 798
Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:31 pm
Location: Rockville CT

Re: soldering station

Postby neikeel » Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:18 am

My 'ultra basic' 15w Weller is just warming up ready for a 2 in 1 build :D
Neil
neikeel
 
Posts: 267
Joined: Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:24 am

Re: soldering station

Postby David B » Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:57 am

neikeel wrote:My 'ultra basic' 15w Weller is just warming up ready for a 2 in 1 build :D


That’s what I used as a backup though I really should get some new tips for it, kinda worn looking :shock: Works just as good as the station but have to wait a little bit for it to warm up, that and a 40 watter would work nicely for most tasks.
User avatar
David B
 
Posts: 798
Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:31 pm
Location: Rockville CT

Previous

Return to Amp Spa

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


cron