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  1. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    After searching the first lead led me to a Weller soldering gun (here). Would this be a good gun to pick up for chipping the P28 I just got?

    Or is that tip a tad bit too large?
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Holy crap, they still sell that model ? THat exact one has got to be 45 years old !


    Get a soldering pencil - that tip is way too large to do fine work with. That gun is for working with vacuum tubes.
     
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    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    i've never chipped before but i don't think thats the kind of device i would want to use

    http://www.action-electronics.com/westations.htm
    check these out

    or even a smaller hand held one that just plugs in without the station...
    they can be had cheaply and are a lot easier to work with compared to a "gun" style...
     
  4. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    GODDAMN, I have that exact same one, except mine really is 30 years old.

    Like Cel said, get the pencil. I sed the gun to fix something in my Pr4 and it was a PITA.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Damn some of them were insane on prices... I think I'll grab this one.
     
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    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    we had one of those in the back of our garage at one point...
    must have been 20-30 years old...

    that looks like a really nice setup
    i made something along those lines with a simple soldering pen and a wall adjustable switch, like a dimmer switch you use for lights, exactly like it actually...

    i was attempting to maintain a constant 170 - 190 degrees F...

    who can guess why...?
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    Scarification ?
     
  9. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    I thought cocaine only had a boiling point of around 120 or so.... lol
     
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    [​IMG] vaporizer...

    scaring? coke?
    jesus, you guys think i'm fucking crazy...
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    I'm using a soldering pen from Harbor Freight; it sucks and I'm about to replace it with a 35W or 40W one from Radioshack. I'm also using a Radioshack desolderer; works great!
     
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    Black Widow g2 *princess*

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    send your ecu to someone who knows how to do it, james... how are you going to chip your own ecu anyway?
     
  14. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    wtf is the fun in not doing new things? [​IMG]

    How am I gonna do it?

    With this, and this, on this.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    yes! i was making my conversion harnesses with those such devices.
     
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    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    just give me what you need to get soldered James since i solder at where i work at. it wont cost ya a thing :) and yes i can solder anything you want soldered... :)
     
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    ME TOO!!!!!! I guess you could say I inherited all my grandpa's tools, and thats one of them! Wow, those things were built right!
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    I got interested and went to go find mine, looks like mine already saw it's last day due to improper care. The tip split and it pretty much useless now. But yea, I asked my grandfather and he got it in the late 60's.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    haha well come over and you can watch ME do it... cause you doing it wouldn't help me in learning it.
     
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