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Re: soldering station?

Subject: Re: soldering station?
From: "David Kuhn" dkuhn012001
Date: Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:38 am ((PST))
Thanks Greg, I ordered one, your guidance much appreciated.

--- In  "Greg Weddig" <> 
> David,
> I have soldered a lot of cable over the years, now that it's not 
> of my job I enjoy it again.  I have most always used a Weller 
>  They are widely available.  Be sure to get a few tools to help 
you do
> the job:
> Look at the available tips and determine which one is the most 
> I tend to use the skinny screwdriver tip shaped one for XLR 
> Solder sucker, for removing extra solder
> Hemostats, for holding cable and connectors
> a little Panavice can also be used for holding connectors.  Or use 
> vicegrip lightly clamped to the connector with electrical tape to
> protect the finish.
> A few colors of heat shrink in different sizes, you will want to be
> sure to put a small piece over the shield wire.
> A little tin of tip cleaner is alway useful.
> A good pair of safety glasses, that don't slide off you nose when 
> are leaning over small work.
> If possible soldier outdoors, any soldier, lead, silver tin or
> otherwise is not meant to be inhaled or injested.  If you are
> soldering indoors get fitted for a respirator or use a exhaust 
>  Be sure to wash your hands after soldering.
> Watch your heat, too cold and you'll be frustrated, too hot and 
> be melting the wire insulation.  PRACTICE, it takes a while to get 
> hang of it.
> And finally, don't forget to put the boot on the wire, BEFORE you
> solder it.
> --greg weddig
> Baltimore, MD
> --- In  "David Kuhn"
> <dkuhn012001@> wrote:
> >
> > Greetings and Happy Holidays from Hawai`i!
> > 
> > Armed with a reel of Canare Starquad and a batch of Neutrik 
> > connectors, I'm finally delving into making up
> > my own cables. The cheap soldering tool I have is hampering my
> >  progress. Can someone recommend an adequate soldering station? 
> > don't expect to do anything more complex
> >  than cables.
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > David
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 
> > David Kuhn 
> >
> > Kaua'i, Hawaii 
> > dkuhn@ 
> > dkuhn012001@ 
> > 808 335 0398 
> > Mail to: PO Box 1018 
> > Waimea, HI 96796 
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