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MrAl

#30
Oct 31, 2016, 08:05 pm Last Edit: Oct 31, 2016, 08:06 pm by MrAl
I have been using this tip shape for the last 10 months.
It is great for getting around and under things you are soldering.
As the tip is bent, you can easily move the contact point on the target to achieve more/less heat transfer.
The version I have is series 936 but it works well on my Hakko F888D iron.
I Run the tip at ~410C.
Highly recommend using this.
(probably invented by someone who dropped the iron on the floor.)

How to use:
https://www.hakko.com/english/tip_selection/type_j.html








Hi,


Yes nice idea thanks, for when you cant quite get the right angle with a normal straight tip.  I could see this working nicely when you have to solder something that is on a board that is right next to another board so you cant get the iron tip in there right unless you remove one of the boards, but a bent tip would help so you dont have to take out a board.

Boardburner2

Great tip for small pads when under a big magnifying glass.
They reduce the distance from soldering iron to board which can disturb the focal distance of the glass.

dquigg

I like using a chisel tip if I'm doing something that needs to transfer a lot of heat before it wicks, like large wiring.  It also works well for soldering SMD, I've used it on 0.5mm pitch packages in a pinch.  Dave @ eevblog has some great general soldering tutorials for anyone new to it.
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DocStein99

Do those fancy bent tips sell for use with the threaded cheap type soldering iron?

larryd

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larryd

#36
Nov 04, 2016, 08:25 pm Last Edit: Nov 04, 2016, 08:26 pm by LarryD
I got these (as mentioned, they work on FX888D iron).
They seem to work so far, I have no complaints yet.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/272360707558





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larryd

If you are careful, you might be able to make your own by heating and bending things yourself.


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DocStein99

I can bend my own, yes.  Which would take less time then scanning ebay, waiting for a tip the wrong size to be delivered, and me spending more time to modify that one to fit.

Or I buy 10 of them at a time, thinking I will save time - and 10 wrong sized ones come in the mail.

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