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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Compact and functional tool – Electronics DIY Gas Soldering Iron Reviews

posted by k1T4eR on 05/05/2011 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

Pros:
- Don't need an electricity, only a fuel
- Plain construction
- Very fast heating
- Staffed with 2 tips
- Easy to use
- Small size, so you can put anywhere
- You can use it far from electricity
Cons:
- No lock for the gas controller
- Comes without self igniting device, so you need lighter to turn it on
- Only one tip for soldering
- Comes without tip "for hot air gun"
Other:
It would be better to have caps of different sizes, I think you can find it somewhere...
I tried ro use it for soldering with hot air, IT WORKS! But not for the motherboard... :(
Use only qualitative gas, or you could damage the catalyst.
Bottomline:
If you need to solder away from the electricity, then this is what you need!!!
Buy it, it has good price and overall quality, I think carrying with your iron additional lighter or matches is not a problem.

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