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Author Topic: Best Soldering Tip Size To Use  (Read 2687 times)
NR4C
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« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2017, 11:40:59 AM »

Tip and solder selection depends on what you are going to solder.  And the capability pf your soldering station.

For typical pc boards a smaller tip (~3 - 3.5 mm) might be good.  If pads are small and or close together, a smaller tip is called for.  Same with the solder.  You don't want a large diameter solder to work with small pads.  But you don't want to use .6mm solder and a small tip to solder a PL-259 connector shield.

So.....  you will eventually find yourself getting a variety of tips and solder to cover every job.

...bc nr4c
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W1VT
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« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2017, 11:53:09 AM »

Rather than buy a big soldering iron for installing coax connectors, it may make more sense to buy a crimping tool for installing connectors.

Zack W1VT
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