Electronics Forum | Wed Jan 03 20:30:11 EST 2007 | mrduckmann2000
We too are having issues with our soldering iron tips. We purchased the new Weller WD series irons which we were told would work just fine with lead-free solder. The Weller unit has changed 3 times in the last year(latest unit is the WD2M series).
Electronics Forum | Thu Mar 29 14:43:22 EDT 2007 | jmelson
For a microscope, you want one with the greatest working distance and depth of field you can get. You don't want a lot of magnification, so something like 0.7 - 20 X is good. If you are buying new, have salesmen bring them by and actually try them
Electronics Forum | Sat Jun 23 09:56:04 EDT 2007 | slthomas
Every plant I've worked at used copper. I don't know your criteria for better, but I would think soldering and hanging copper would be a lot easier/quicker than threading and hanging iron. I haven't priced either one, though.
Electronics Forum | Thu Jan 10 09:25:45 EST 2008 | mleber
How many are using solder tip tinner? We were recently told that our tinner was shortening the life of our tips. We are using JBC irons / tips and an entirely leaded process (military) Any leads or sites on tip tinner greatly appreciated.