[vcf-midatlantic] Dang they don't make them like they used to ...
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Thu Nov 19 11:59:39 EST 2020
I have had Weller soldering stations all through out my “professional career”.
I still continue to use the stations that I had in my TV shop in the mid 80s.
I have rebuilt a couple of them over the years and yeah, tips are a pain to get and expensive, but I have stocked up on enough parts to keep them going the rest of my career. (Life)
I even have two or three spares just in case my main one dies.
And of course I have those old Weller soldering guns 325 watts (you know those old black bakelite ones that shattered into 1 million pieces if you drop it ) that I can use just in case, Like when I need to solder a PL259 connector or chassis.
By the way.
I have used JB Weld on a lot of projects and it has done very well.
You know it is worth fixing!
My extremely complicated, hand held electronic device.
> On Nov 19, 2020, at 10:38 AM, Neil Cherry via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> So my POS 35 year old Weller workstation that I got out of the back of the Computer Shopper
> for $25 shipped has developed a crack in the heat guard sleeve. I mean really I spent good
> money on this and it only lasted 35 years. I want a refund! ;-)
> I think I can fix the crack with some heat shrink tubing. BTW if anyone has ever
> seen my Weller they'd wonder why I still have it. It looks like someone took a
> BB gun to it. It's looked that way for the last 35 years. I do need to take some
> epoxy to a few things to fix some of the broken parts but it still works and the
> tip is good (small chisel tip). The tip was bought new when I got the Weller. I
> think it cost more than the Weller. I also have the original tip. It was a bit
> worn but usable.
> I wonder if my Hako will last that long. Might I never use it. ;-)
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