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 Post subject: Soldering Gun Tip Fixture
PostPosted: Apr Sun 07, 2019 9:11 pm 
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While reading through the August 1955 issue of Popular Electronics, I found and article on how to make a jig to make replacement tips for the larger Weller style soldering guns. I own two, so I and always looking for tips. I have a source(Transformer department at my job) for #9 square copper, so I went ahead and made one. The results were good. You cut the wire to the length shown on the fixture. Then slide it between the guides to the stop. Bend around the fixture, pull into place with a plier. I will check the scrap bit at work for short pieces of square copper to have on hand. If you use smaller, say #12 gauge copper wire, the fixture should will work for the smaller Weller style guns.


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File comment: Basic Materials. Wood from a shipping skid. Aluminum from a scraped top cover of an old power supply.
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File comment: Raw Materials all cut. ready for working.
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File comment: Grove routed, ready to be driled
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File comment: All drilling done, ready for the next phase.
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File comment: All labeled up, ready for some clear coat.
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File comment: All done. First attempt to make a tip. Not bad, when compared to the real McCoy next to it.
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 Post subject: Re: Soldering Gun Tip Fixture
PostPosted: Apr Sun 07, 2019 11:20 pm 
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Nicely done!

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