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Offline John Candy

What a Monster!
« on: September 11, 2017, 06:07:37 PM »
What a Monster!

I decided to reinforce my collection of soldering irons (100W had been the largest to date) since I need to solder some hefty items on the latest loco builds, including vehicle exhaust pipe being used for boiler sections.

I decided that 175W should do the trick (to save messing about with the butane torch on jobs to heavy for the 100W) and selected a Weller iron from Amazon.

What I didn't realise from the description/photo was just how big and heavy it would be.
It is a MONSTER.

Photos show it alongside the 100W Antex iron.

Another surprise... I fully expected it to have come from China .... no, box says, "Made in MEXICO"!!

Will let you know how I get on with it when I have given it a try..... may need to eat my Weetabix before wielding it.

My fellow Members, ask not what your Society can do for you, ask what you can do for your Society.

Offline Peaky 556

Re: What a Monster!
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2017, 08:09:59 PM »
Should keep the workshop warm this Winter!  ;D