Semi-OT: Interesting or unusual PC Compatibles?

Roy J. Tellason rtellason at
Sun Aug 5 11:32:28 CDT 2007

On Sunday 05 August 2007 00:23, Chris M wrote:
> Soldering iron tips are made of copper, so I don't see any reason why I
> couldn't chisel one down for a specific task. Any thoughts? Am I courting
> disaster?

They're made of copper,  but they're also plated with iron,  and once that 
plating is gone the copper doesn't last -- it gets pitted,  etc.  On really 
old stuff I used to file tips,  but not any more...

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