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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: 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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 Post subject: Re: Soldering Gun Tip Fixture
PostPosted: Oct Wed 23, 2019 1:23 pm 
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I have been using this copper wire idea also for years, it works very nicely and also you can make longer tips for those hard to reach places,,,
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 Post subject: Re: Soldering Gun Tip Fixture
PostPosted: Oct Thu 24, 2019 12:44 am 
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I've been bending tips freehand from round wire for years. Sometimes it's the only way to get tips for unusual guns, like Lenk.

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 Post subject: Re: Soldering Gun Tip Fixture
PostPosted: Oct Thu 24, 2019 3:19 am 
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I use a shorter piece of #12 copper for chassis connections, usually only takes a few seconds to tin a spot on the chassis and make a connection.

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