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anyone know how to make a solder pot?
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Old 6th August 2006, 04:31 AM   #1
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Default anyone know how to make a solder pot?

i was checking out prices for a solder pot and my jaw hit the floor.

i figure it couldnt be to hard to make one provided you have the correct heating element.

maybe to get some waves going, it could be as simple as placing a speaker attached to the pot in an enclosure and running a test tone (hz) through it to get the melted solder to resonate.

what would be the specs for the actual pot though? material , thickness, core temperatures etc ...?
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Old 6th August 2006, 05:08 AM   #2
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It's a nice thought, but a solder pot is one of the things you shouldn't try to build yourself.

Look for a used one on ebay.
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Old 27th May 2012, 10:55 PM   #3
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Default Home made Solder Pot

This guy didn't know that you shouldn't make your own solder pot.:

DIY Solder Pot
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Old 28th May 2012, 02:54 PM   #4
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I used a pot for casting fishing flies. The temperature on those things is considerably higher than required for solder so put a light-dimmer in line with it and experiment. E

ps: please be carefull!
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Old 28th May 2012, 04:43 PM   #5
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Dealextreme has 2 solder pots for around $16, one 100W and one 150W.
150W Temperature Controlled Soldering Pot - Blue + Golden (220V) - Free Shipping - DealExtreme

They are 220V, but even after adding the cost of a converter (also available at DX or anywhere else) the cost is still very cheap.

Of course from your post I see that you may be looking for a wave soldering machine, not a simple "solder pot". Good luck with that.
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Old 28th May 2012, 04:49 PM   #6
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anyone know how to make a solder pot?
I hope you also looked at the date of the first two posts.
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