when soldering irons go bad

Ethan Dicks ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Thu May 28 16:34:35 CDT 2009

On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 4:55 PM, Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com> wrote:
> On May 28, 2009, at 3:19 PM, Fred Cisin wrote:
>> Why is it, that people with broken Wellers throw them out, instead of
>> soldering the repairs needed?
>  I don't think I've ever seen or heard of a broken one.

I've run across 2-3 over the past 25 years.  They all had hard lives
but were still trivial to fix (cable/sensor/heater problems).  I
didn't have to spend more than $20 in new parts to get any one of them
working.  I haven't yet run across one with a problem in the base.


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