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 Post subject: Soldering Station
PostPosted: Jul Sun 26, 2020 12:23 am 
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Picked up a Ungar 9200 (1983yr) at a garage sale today. Plugged it in and it seems to work well.

- wondering if anyone knows if this will serve well for radio repair?
- Company was apparently bought by Weller some time ago. Anyone know where i can find a manual?
- Looking for (tip) heat specs, and what tips to use for replacements?


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 Post subject: Re: Soldering Station
PostPosted: Jul Sun 26, 2020 1:01 am 
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Yeah, Ungar was bought by Weller and then effectively buried. I had an Ungar rework station I really liked, worked well but consumables got extremely hard (ie expensive) to find. Nobody makes them so NOS spares are your only hope.

Keep your eye out for replacement tips and it should give good service.


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 Post subject: Re: Soldering Station
PostPosted: Jul Sun 26, 2020 8:11 am 
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So THAT's what happened to Ungar.


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 Post subject: Re: Soldering Station
PostPosted: Jul Fri 31, 2020 3:10 pm 
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Ungar products were always better than Weller. If you can't beat the competition, buy them out. That was back in about 1991. On some of the items that they decided to keep in their inventory, they weren't selling any of the threaded tips because many people still had Ungar tips, so they changed the thread pitch so the Ungar tips wouldn't fit on the Weller version. Pretty dirty if you ask me.

Can you take the tip out of the pencil and take a few pictures of it? EAE Sales may have tips for it.


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 Post subject: Re: Soldering Station
PostPosted: Jul Fri 31, 2020 6:34 pm 
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I do not have no where the experience as many people on here, but have had many irons and still buying or fixing ones. I say if it works, it works.

Some of these older units have solder points with lots of solder, chassis soldered, heavy lugs, etc. It is nice to have a gun handy if that unit does not get hot enough. I have no idea about your station though.

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 Post subject: Re: Soldering Station
PostPosted: Jul Fri 31, 2020 7:25 pm 
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Here is the picture of the tip removed.


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 Post subject: Re: Soldering Station
PostPosted: Aug Sat 01, 2020 1:55 pm 
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CodePug, unfortunately I suspect you've reached a dead end, or at least an endless quest for parts. I suggest you look for a Weller Iron, because parts are readily available.


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...Ungar products were always better than Weller...


As I remember, Weller, like American Beauty, made Soldering Irons, Ungar made toys.

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 Post subject: Re: Soldering Station
PostPosted: Aug Sat 01, 2020 3:43 pm 
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EAE Sales has 7 different tips for your iron. Also have an adapter that you can use screw-in tips with the same iron. They are all $5.00 each (plus ACTUAL postage).

I also have a new replacement UNGARmatic Controlled Heater #76 (600 Degrees F) that should fit your iron. It is $15.

The barrel (heater) of your handpiece unscrews and you may be able to read the numbers on it relating to the temperature. Do not use PLIERS to unscrew the heater barrel. I assume the #77 is a 700 degree and the #78 is an 800 degree heater for your handpiece. The numbers are printed about 2" from the bottom end of the heater barrel.

Please go to the EAE Sales website and send me an email for details/etc.

And if UNGAR just made toys, why would Weller spend any money to buy them out? By the way, Weller also made a wood burning set for kids.


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 Post subject: Re: Soldering Station
PostPosted: Aug Sun 02, 2020 12:01 am 
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I have to admit that the Unger works just as good as my Weller EC2001, but is non adjustable.
You know what? It just occurred to me that I never adjust the temp setting on my Weller, and keep it at a consistent 800 degrees. Lol

Thank you bjsandysan for the follow,up. I will check you guys out for parts.


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 Post subject: Re: Soldering Station
PostPosted: Aug Sun 02, 2020 2:43 am 
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Ebay has lots of Ungar parts. You should be able to find what you need there.

Over the years of my early career, I had several Ungar irons along the way. I liked them, and they were anything but toys. They did have an issue, probably shared by others.. if you did not use anti-seize on the tips and associated nuts, screws etc. .. they WOULD seize up. Follow instructions <gasp!!> and they were very nice irons. One of the Princess versions was exceptionally well balanced and made PC work a pleasure. I don't recall any of the model numbers of course.

Today, it's HAKKO all the way for me for soldering and de-soldering.

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 Post subject: Re: Soldering Station
PostPosted: Aug Sun 02, 2020 2:52 am 
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Looks like a nice unit. Most of my solder irons are Ungar. Always worked well until I went Hakko last year.


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 Post subject: Re: Soldering Station
PostPosted: Aug Sun 02, 2020 2:43 pm 
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I recall having a box full of Ungar parts around here somewhere. I don't use any Ungar irons now, so no need for the parts. I wonder whether it would be worthwhile going through the multitude of boxes to find them again and trying to sell them.
I see parts and tips on eBay, but I don't sell on eBay, so...


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