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Subject: Re: Solder Tips

From: The Old Crow <oldcrow@...
Date: 1999-11-29

On Mon, 29 Nov 1999 Elhardt@... wrote:

> 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.

It almost sounds like the iron is too hot. What temperature is it set
for? If it has no temperature dial, you might consider a 120v->100v AC
stepdown transformer. They're fairly common. (As a travel-transformer for
folks visiting from Japan, at least. This means that they're sold
domestically, however).