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Where can I find a soldering iron tip?
Where can I find a soldering iron tip? –
I have a 15/30W switchable soldering iron from radioshack. Its the kind that takes male tips, not female. Does anyone know where I can get a tip that is anything under .5mm for it?
Also, if anyone has a different cheap iron and small tip, let me know what kind it is and where I might be able to get one.
did you try radioshack? or any otehr hardware store?
yep... radioshack doesnt have anything smaller than 1mm. i tried ace hardware, famr and fleet, and menards too, none of them had what i needed. I'm desperate!
radioshack doesnt have shit. i dunno what famr and fleet, or mernads is, but since you mentioned ace hardware, you're probably looking in the wrong places. what you need to do is check some electronic supply stores if you want small tips.
however, with that radioshack iron you're using, you probably wont find the kind of tip you're looking for to fit it anyway. your best bet is to probably just file it down smaller to the size you want.(yes i know that ruins tips in the longrun, but that isnt really an iron i'd worry about using in the longrun anyway)
I was under the impression that the tip on the 15/30W iron couldn't even be changed.
the tip can be changed, but some replacement tips i've seen for weller irons, for example, have female threads and the radioshack iron needs tips with male threads, so i cant use those. I will look for some electronic stores this week, but if anyone has any specific names of stores or irons it would be nice. If it comes down to it, i will just file down the tip on my iron.
ps. i meant farm and fleet before