Soldering iron tips

  1. earthman Member

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    Anyone recommend a supplier of replacement screw in soldering iron tips?

    The current tip has an M4 X 0.7 thread.
     
  2. RonA

    RonA specialist in repairing sealed for life equipment

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    If nobody suggests anything better, what about purchasing some copper rod from a certain auction site & thread it to suit?
    RonA
     
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  3. earthman Member

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    Good idea RonA :)
     
  4. optima21 Forum Supporter

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    [​IMG] I made my own when I got a lidl/aldi soldering iron, I used 1/4" phosphor bronze, just because I had some
     
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  5. Kram

    Kram Member

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    I made one threaded M4 a few weeks ago, possible the thread was too long, used it once then the lidl iron died. Can post it, if you want?
    [​IMG]

    Both copper and brass will be slowley eaten away by the solder and flux. Ideally make it from copper and braze a thin peice of mild steel on the tip. Proper ones will be iron plated on copper.
     
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  6. earthman Member

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    Many thanks for the kind offer etc but I were hoping to find a set of them, different shaped tips like in the picture above,...maybe I'm going to have to have a go at making them then.

    I've never really thought about the material they are made from, would say plane old steel damage the iron or not heat up enough/ruin the solder then?:dontknow:
     
  7. MattF

    MattF Member

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    Copper preferably. Good heat transfer & readily tins.
     
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