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Old 04-17-2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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Question Good soldering torch

I searched the forum to see if I could find my answer first and I didnt, so i will apoligze upfront if this is a repost.

What is a good soldering torch? I got plenty of the plug in ones, but want something portable. Also, how often do you need to buy a new one cause the seals go?
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:45 PM   #2
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I bought a Bernzomatic ST250K butane torch. It comes with several iron tips and can also be used as a heater for shrink tube. Runs off of butane fuel used to recharge lighters.

http://www.bernzomatic.com/PRODUCTS/...3/Default.aspx

Got one at Home Depot for about $18.00


Works GREAT!

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Old 04-30-2012, 11:29 AM   #3
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I have had good luck with the Harborfreight pencil torch. It is about $10 and it has not started leaking. However i only get about 10 minutes per fill.

http://www.harborfreight.com/butane-...rch-41169.html
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:26 PM   #4
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here is what I use.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-MIC...item2a1df09575
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:34 PM   #5
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http://www.contenti.com/products/soldering/114-473.html

I am a jeweler and this is great on the road setup. Runs on disposable propane and oxygen bottles you can buy just about anywhere.
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:35 PM   #6
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If you can find a Weller/ Portasol C1C they're awesome. I think they're out of production though. I really like mine and would imagine the newer one by Weller/Portasol is just as good.
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:29 AM   #7
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If you can find a Weller/ Portasol C1C they're awesome. I think they're out of production though. I really like mine and would imagine the newer one by Weller/Portasol is just as good.
Same here! Love it! only issue I have is I keep burning myself and everything else with the little hole you can see the flame in. lol!
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