exxos blog - random goings on

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Oh no.

I had that type of iron attached to a Hakko style iron & hotair station. The iron was actually really good on it. The element failed at some point. I spent ages trying to find a compatible element and never found a match - the iron never reached the temperature indicated on the station. I opened the supply to see if i could tweak it and .... the insides were just hilarious. Hot glue and everything. I put it back together, binned it and bought another, better one. Unfortunately the iron on the new one is crap.

The only decent iron I have left now is the TS80.
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@dml Had this one for a few years now..

https://uk.farnell.com/tenma/21-10115-u ... dp/2064549

Problem is is there are loads of seemingly compatible irons but just cannot really risk it. Various voltages and wattages never mind the pinout is actually different or not.

Seem to be around £20 so not too diabolical I guess.
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On today's episode of Chris'll fix bodge it...

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Interesting to see what toxic fumes emanate from the glue when it starts getting a bit hot :lol: :hide:
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Right then.. I'll just gently warm it at 400°C

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Think I will retire and take up singing what do you guys reckon?


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exxos wrote: Tue Nov 22, 2022 4:14 pm Think I will retire and take up singing what do you guys reckon?
Well, if it's a choice between singing and repairing soldering irons...

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Badwolf wrote: Tue Nov 22, 2022 5:27 pm
exxos wrote: Tue Nov 22, 2022 4:14 pm Think I will retire and take up singing what do you guys reckon?
Well, if it's a choice between singing and repairing soldering irons...

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PhilC wrote: Tue Nov 22, 2022 5:30 pm We need a “none of the above” option :lol:
Soldering iron still works fine. :chairsmack:


But what about my chair repairing skills ? pretty sure I could make a living out of that.

Though according to my mate, when Super Glue is heated up gives off cyanide fumes. According to the Internet Super Glue is actually made of cyanide but does not make it into the final product. Learn something new everyday.
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@exxos dont you mean you could make a killing? :yay:

And those super glue fumes make your eyes water, believe me.
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exxos wrote: Tue Nov 22, 2022 4:14 pm Think I will retire and take up singing what do you guys reckon?
Oh dear, have you been on the 🍸 again @exxos
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