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Old 31st December 2008, 08:53 PM   #1
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Default hakko desoldering gun question

On my hakko desolder gun the heating element wires came unsoldered so it dont heat up.. Wondering can i use the same solder to re attach the wire the came unsolderd or do i need a speical solder since the element heats up
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Old 3rd January 2009, 06:55 PM   #2
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I have owned several of the desoldering stations over the years, and have repaired a lot of them too.(metcal, peco, RFI, ect...) I have always used regular solder when repairing the heating elements, EXCEPT when it is touching the heating element. Then you would have to tack-weld the connection. Not solder. There are only those 2 types of connections inside the irons. Solder or tach/spot weld... Post a pic, and it would help me or others figure out which piece you are wanting to repair...
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Old 4th January 2009, 09:20 PM   #3
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Crimp if you can, but as tomtomjr said, you'll probably need to tack/spot-weld the wires on.
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