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Old 25th September 2010, 10:23 PM   #1
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I have been thinking of building some Cmoys and sell on the internet to earn a little extra cash. And so i need a good soldering iron. Would this be a good choice?

I also wonder if it's possible at all to use a cheapish no-name 40w (or was it 60w?) soldering iron.

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Old 25th September 2010, 10:29 PM   #2
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Temperature controlled one is much better. It's also better to get one from a company who specializes in electronics tools rather than toasters an gardening equipment
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What do you recommend?
I don't want to buy something that's way too expensive.
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Old 25th September 2010, 10:38 PM   #4
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Niklas, forget about no-name brands there. Sooner or later youŽll need a new tip and your two kroner wonder will need a size not known to mankind.
For the use you have in mind (i.e. not professional) Black&Decker is good bang for the buck.

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Well. The idea is to try to get it at xmas. And then build myself a cmoy. Try to sell it and then build another one and so on. And hopefully i can get something else later.

But it's a good starting-set, that CI 500? I mean, it has that sponge, some holders and so.
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As a starting set IŽd say youŽll be fine (donŽt forget to wet the sponge ).

What on earth is a Cmoy?
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Will remember that. And will have a glass of water ready if something wants to catch fire

The Cmoy is a portable headphone amplifier.
How to Build the CMoy Pocket Amplifier
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