What's new
  • Please do not post any links until you have 3 posts as they will automatically be rejected to prevent SPAM. Many words are also blocked due to being used in SPAM Messages. Thanks!

New Solder Workshop

Bond007

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 24, 2009
Messages
6,631
Location
Nova Scotia

Mr. Friendly

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 21, 2007
Messages
7,698
Location
British Columbia
@FreeKnight @Bond007 is Vastar any good? even low end Weller is expensive!

I don't anticipate my soldering ever getting very advanced...mostly wiring leads and connector replacements / updates, so I honestly don't think I need anything too fancy.
 

Bond007

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 24, 2009
Messages
6,631
Location
Nova Scotia
@FreeKnight @Bond007 is Vastar any good? even low end Weller is expensive!

I don't anticipate my soldering ever getting very advanced...mostly wiring leads and connector replacements / updates, so I honestly don't think I need anything too fancy.
No first hand experience. Only the one friend with a positive opinion of it, and the overall quite positive Amazon reviews.
 

FreeKnight

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 8, 2009
Messages
3,388
Location
Edmonton, AB
@FreeKnight @Bond007 is Vastar any good? even low end Weller is expensive!

I don't anticipate my soldering ever getting very advanced...mostly wiring leads and connector replacements / updates, so I honestly don't think I need anything too fancy.
There are low end weller units in the $30 range, usually don't have a temperature dial but that's not really critical for what you're doing.

I don't know a thing about the Vastar units, but since amazon's return policy is fairly generous they may be worth a try.
 

MacJunky

Well-known member
Joined
May 14, 2007
Messages
1,827
Location
Grande Cache, AB
A good soldering iron will be enjoyable to use, last a lifetime, and only need the odd tip or sponge replacement.
I still use an ancient Weller WTCPN because it works well for what I do on the bench. Toss in a couple extra styles of tips and no worries.
For the garage and on the go I use a Weller Portasol P2C-ND, It is a handy little butane unit and makes easy work of PL-259 connectors.

I know it can be hard to justify spending $150-$200 for a soldering station if you don't already know what you are missing out on, but it is worth it.

How is your workshop setup going?
 

Shadowarez

Well-known member
Folding Team
Joined
Oct 4, 2013
Messages
2,855
Location
Arctic Canada
Great been getting my items from Northridge fix for specific items like grinding pens. Proper tweezers, I need a good board holder as well
 
Top