Solder Station replacement tips?

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  1. RickyLee

    RickyLee Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Any of you out there all of a sudden have the tip start disappearing? This one just seemed to happen over the last 4 sessions and it is about a third gone now.

    Funny as I was thinking awhile back if they made longer ones anyway, to get into those tight spots and such.

    Getting ready to google my model right now . . . .
     
  2. StingRay85

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    Always put some solder on the tip when finishing
     
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    Micky Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    It is normal for the tip to erode.
    Once the outer metal coating is gone, the underlying material erodes even faster because it is usually much softer (to conduct heat better)

    Time to replace the tip.
     
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    Yeah, I always keep it clean and keep solder on the tip. It is just a cheap unit I been working the heck out of for quite a few years now with these projects. It is a Yihua 939D. Think it was just over $30 new including shipping.

    Am I understanding correct it has an "active" tip on these station units? And then could these tips possibly be common among different manufacturers?
     
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    Micky Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Yeah, the 2mm and 3mm tips for that are everywhere.
     
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    RickyLee Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    I found some on Amazon so far, hopefully correct ones. Will look into it after i try to get some sleep. The newer model Yihua 939D actually comes with extra tips. WTF was up with my station? lol
     
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    My Hakko didn't come with tips. Then I looked thru their on line manual and realized there's literally 150 specialized tips so I guess they figure you'll source what you need separately.
     
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    The flathead tip on mine is melted.
     
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    Hakko for the win.
     
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    Yea, my Cheapo Zeny station came with loads of extra tips.
     
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    Maybe you should buy a new Weller w/ temperature adjust?
    There is a whole lotta different tips and parts for Weller.
     
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    ampmadscientist Well-Known Member

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    I used a Hakko it was pretty good.
    It had this thingee to put the solder iron in idle or auto shutoff. The solder iron stand has a switch so it knows when you're not using it.
     
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    ampmadscientist Well-Known Member

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    I use this one but it costs about 400- $500 after buying tips ,solder, etc.
    It has 3 preset temperatures, so I hit the button and it changes over to the preset.
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    This Yihua has worked great so far, so hopefully I get a few more years out of it. It has plenty of heat for sure.
     

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