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Old 1st June 2012, 09:54 PM   #1
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Default Just bought Aoyue 936, now what solder to buy?

I just bought the Aoyue 936 solder station, and now I need some solder to use with it. Can anyone recommend me some nice solder thats good to be used on soldering electronics. My first project is the O2 headphone amp, and things like that will be the main thing I need solder for.

Would be nice if you could give me a link to ebay with the solder you reccomend.

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Old 2nd June 2012, 06:19 PM   #2
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Here you will find a lot of info. The solder you choose is up to your application: Kester - Connecting Innovation > Side Menu > Technical Support > Knowledge Base
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Old 2nd June 2012, 06:35 PM   #3
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60/40 tin and lead or eutectic.

Don't use lead free unless you have too.
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Old 2nd June 2012, 08:03 PM   #4
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mickeymoose, thanks for the link!

Alvis: thanks for the tip.


Bought this: 60/40 Tin Lead 1.8-2.2% Flux 0.8mm Dia Soldering Wire Reel | eBay
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Old 3rd June 2012, 06:10 PM   #5
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make sure you buy something to keep the tip clean and shiny, regularly tin the tip, look after it as its the only one you are going to get, theres no way afaik to change the element in the iron, or have they changed this? I have them some pretty harsh feedback about that
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make sure you buy something to keep the tip clean and shiny, regularly tin the tip, look after it as its the only one you are going to get, theres no way afaik to change the element in the iron, or have they changed this? I have them some pretty harsh feedback about that
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Package content:

936 station
B001 Soldering iron
2630 Soldering iron holder
C001 Soldering iron spare heating element.
Also bought an extra tip:
Aoyue T-SI Conical Type Solder Tip for 936 937+ 768 968 | eBay
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Old 4th June 2012, 04:08 AM   #7
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I have the little wet sponge, I give the tip a quick swipe before AND after use.

*The hot rosin is corrosive, so having the tip clean while it sits there idle makes them last much longer.

Every once in a while I lightly sand the rest of the tip when it gets all black, it keeps dirt from migrating down to the tip.
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the wet sponge is not a good idea, it cycles the temperature and oxidized the tip, which is the enemy, the brass wool cleaner will make your tips last much longer
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they must have changed the design after complaints. I bought the same one a couple of years ago and it was not able to change the element
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the wet sponge is not a good idea, it cycles the temperature and oxidized the tip, which is the enemy, the brass wool cleaner will make your tips last much longer
Who cares if it cycles the temp, you sound silly.

Brass wool cleaner does not make your tips last longer, because the hot rosin is constantly oxidizing the tip. I promise.

A wet sponge is all you need.
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