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Great for lighting my Crack pipes
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Where is everyone getting their butane for this.. Lowes is sold out and HD only had lighter refills which were too too too much for a small amount
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As someone who's done a lot of hand soldering (as opposed to SMT/wave/oven) over the last 25+ years, some of it professionally back in the 90s, I'll say all those choices are crap. LMAO It's just that some is less crappy.

For simplicity and portability, you can't beat a cheap butane soldering iron. They have plenty of heat even for relatively heavy gauge wire, heat up fast, they're inexpensive, and 'recharging' takes a few seconds from a butane container. Plus most double as a mini blowtorch for heat shrink etc. I always have one in my toolbox even if I almost never use it. There's limited temp control and a much greater fire/burn risk. The battery powered ones I haven't used but from what I know they're underpowered, slow to heat up, and burn through batteries fairly quickly.

With that said, a decent temp controlled hakko iron is leagues ahead as long as you have access to power and >$100. If you're doing any kind of semi-regular work (replacing dead TV caps is a favorite) then this is by far a better option.

For 25 bucks this'll get the job done but it's no special deal either and gets pretty regularly posted. Just make sure you buy some good rosin core solder and tip cleaner. Technique is 75% of the game, but the 25% in the right tools makes a huge difference.
Now, you say the 25% in the right tools makes a "huge" difference. Does that make the 25% more important than the 75%. I want to make sure I get this purchase right. It'll be my first time soldering since high school. Thank you.
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Now, you say the 25% in the right tools makes a "huge" difference. Does that make the 25% more important than the 75%. I want to make sure I get this purchase right. It'll be my first time soldering since high school. Thank you.
If you are soldering electronics, don't get this. No one would realistically use this compared to a corded iron. If you want cheap, look at "Yihua" and get any model which suits your needs (cheap on Amazon and eBay).

If you are soldering pipe or joining/splicing cables then sure, use this torch/soldering set. I am getting this set to use as a hot knife or for some of the unique attachments to help with wood burning or other hobby projects.

As an electronics engineer, I would not use it for soldering components. It is unregulated (not temperature controlled) and has no ESD protection.
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Where is everyone getting their butane for this.. Lowes is sold out and HD only had lighter refills which were too too too much for a small amount
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ronson...n/40772925
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Price is 38.97
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Aah, metalshop. The teacher had a missing finger.
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I had a Master Tools ultratorch / pyropen setup for many years. As a professional I loved having a butane soldering iron. They are of course appropriate ONLY for the right tasks as they produce a TON of uncontrolled heat and are without temperature control.

Anyone who said a butane soldering iron couldn't produce enough heat probably was overheating their soldering joint, had burned off the flux, and were oxidizing the metals.

In any case, use these for light brazing, soldering medium sized wire (perfect for car work). Do not use them for electronics repair, especially not surface mount work. Stick with Hakko (mediocre / hobbyist) or Metcal (professional) for anything small or serious. Note that there is nothing wrong with Hakko professional stuff, but for the money Metcal is superior. Hakko has nice low/mid range stuff and Metal doesn't really have cheap offerings.
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Look into a TS100 if you want a good portable iron. Paired with like a 6s lipo battery for field work. Fast to heat up and fast to interchange between tips. It's closest to a good Metcal soldering station and uses similar technology I think. Many hobbyist even use it as their main iron because it's that good.

It has a nice OLED screen and you can even modify some of it's behavior by editing a text file and uploading it. If you're into that type of tinkering. Has accelerometer so it knows when you've place it down and because of items instant heat up, can put itself to sleep and wake itself to full temp when you pick it up.
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Where is everyone getting their butane for this.. Lowes is sold out and HD only had lighter refills which were too too too much for a small amount
I actually just put in the cheapo butane (like $1 each big can) used for hotpot. You can get those at Asian supermarket. To my surprise, it actually worked and I did not see any fluctuation of flames. I was going to return this if it did not fire up. No way I want to spend much time or lots of money to find 3x pure butane which defeat the purpose of 'slickdeal'. I think the seller should have put this info (3x pure butane required) in the product description/requirements. I would skipped buying this if I saw the requirement.

But now I have this and it works, I like it quite a bit for the multiple functions at this price point. I gave a 5 star rating on Amazon.
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Debating between this and Some battery ones like Weller, Hakko, or mulwalkee .

I think at the $25 this is a good deal for basic soldering. Temperature and heat time performance.

Anyone else ?

I have the Dremel version of this which is similar. I solder a lot mainly with various standard electric irons. I have a hard time getting the temperature right with the butane versions. Sure, I'll get something that resembles a solder joint but no way I can get the consistency or repeatability of a regular electric solder gun. In a pinch or if I have one or two quick things to do away from power I'll grab the butane, if more, I'll use an extension cord. I can see the advantage of the butane on larger lugs and such where my electric iron would struggle. It can It does work for heat shrink with the deflector but same wild temperature variance issue as soldering and also the heat is a small point source, not spread out like real heat gun or even a standard lighter.
I guess.. It does work for soldering and heat shrink but is a far secondary choice for me. YMMV.
It works great for melting and cutting and bending plastics and for cutting and sealing rope ends.
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I had a Master Tools ultratorch / pyropen setup for many years. As a professional I loved having a butane soldering iron. They are of course appropriate ONLY for the right tasks as they produce a TON of uncontrolled heat and are without temperature control.

Anyone who said a butane soldering iron couldn't produce enough heat probably was overheating their soldering joint, had burned off the flux, and were oxidizing the metals.

In any case, use these for light brazing, soldering medium sized wire (perfect for car work). Do not use them for electronics repair, especially not surface mount work. Stick with Hakko (mediocre / hobbyist) or Metcal (professional) for anything small or serious. Note that there is nothing wrong with Hakko professional stuff, but for the money Metcal is superior. Hakko has nice low/mid range stuff and Metal doesn't really have cheap offerings.
Metcal? Really, those are at an insane cost. Unless you're a louis rossman and solder for a living the 800.00 metcal is ridiculous. Don't get me wrong, they use incredible technology, but it's like buying a maserati to go the market around the corner
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For under $30, it's worth having if you need to fix a connection on a car, trailer, etc. & you're outside, not near any sort of electrical plug.
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Metcal? Really, those are at an insane cost. Unless you're a louis rossman and solder for a living the 800.00 metcal is ridiculous. Don't get me wrong, they use incredible technology, but it's like buying a maserati to go the market around the corner
I did note I was a professional. We need the best tools soldering QFN, BGA, and 0201 sized surface mount parts. To be fair, most of our Metcal equipment is used LOL. However, once you used it you don't go back. I didn't believe it myself until an old engineer on my team MADE me buy one for him. After trying it I "needed one straight away, and years later buy them for the whole team. Another thing to note, the newest models are more gimmick than value. Metcal 500 and 5000 are all you need and can be had for $200 on occasion on ebay.
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Where the hell do you get the "filtered butane" this thing requires? Amazon won't ship stuff like that. And I don't want to pay through the nose locally.
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