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Old 08-12-2010, 12:33 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by MaxAdventure View Post
Thanks for the tip. I wouldn't have thought of using the flux to shield against oxidation.

I just picked up one of these for doing battery tabs and large connectors:

I didn't understand the issues with overheating because of a small tip before, I'm looking forward to trying this out.
I made one of those with some copper bar stock on my lathe some 10 years ago. Works well, and still use it. But, IMHO, that 80 watt Weller soldering iron does work better.
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