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Subject: Solder Tips

From: Elhardt@...
Date: 1999-11-29

I can take no more of the copper or nickel plated tips I have been using.
They start to disintergrate in a couple of hours and it is downhill from
there. Someone e-mailed my privately and told me iron plated tips should
last longer. I didn't want to have to buy a solder iron with which I am not
able to buy tips locally, but I am going to have to, because I am getting fed
up. The problem is finding iron tips. The Weller WP35 uses iron, nickel and
chromium plated copper tips according to their PDF catalog. This was
recommended by Paul. Anybody using a Weller WP35? Will the tips last longer
than what I have?

Also, because I can't see the thing in person before I order (if I order
one), is it the ST-7 Conical Tip that I want? If not, what tip should I be
getting? Any help greatly appreciated.

BTW, if I get one of these and still need to replace tips everyday, heads
will roll.