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#1 Pablo

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 01:16 PM

For quick motor swaps between heats, nothing beats the "WHACKO 9000"

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 01:45 PM

Dang!

480 volt, 3 phase ?  :laugh2:


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Posted 05 August 2018 - 01:46 PM

Take this:

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 02:16 PM

Thanks, Pekka :D


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Posted 05 August 2018 - 03:17 PM

Is it corded or do you heat it up in some red coals?  I bet that iron would be good for fixing drips from pails, pots, & pans. A couple times at a radiator repair shop, I've seen them soldering tanks to a new core with a bigger iron. Radiators today are like sealed slot car motors. When something goes wrong with them, they don't repair them anymore, they just replace them, especially the plastic radiators.


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Posted 05 August 2018 - 03:24 PM

It has a cord but I didn't look to see if it was 220 3 phase or 110.

You'd have to ask airhead :) He said it's for soldering sheet metal :aggressive: 


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 01:12 AM

Had some gutter work done a while ago - roofer used an enormous copper iron heated in a charcoal burner.

 

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 07:37 AM

It has a cord but I didn't look to see if it was 220 3 phase or 110.

 

 

If it was wired for 220 V, it doesn't have to be 3 phase power. Two examples are household electric kitchen stoves & clothes dryers. Both are 220 V, but neither are 3 phase. My well pump & my oil furnace controls are 220 V also. 3 phase power  requires a special distribution network & power feed from the electric provider or one has to use a phase converter, which are inefficient.


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 07:57 AM

If it was wired for 220 V, it doesn't have to be 3 phase power. Two examples are household electric kitchen stoves & clothes dryers. Both are 220 V, but neither are 3 phase. My well pump & my oil furnace controls are 220 V also. 3 phase power  requires a special distribution network & power feed from the electric provider or one has to use a phase converter, which are inefficient.


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see post no.2; I made a joke comment 480v, 3 phase and in post no.6 is was commented being 220v, 3 phase, there is no way a soldering iron would require that type of voltage or phasing, now maybe 13,200v
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Posted 06 August 2018 - 09:50 AM

Had some gutter work done a while ago - roofer used an enormous copper iron heated in a charcoal burner.

 

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When I was in the 7th grade I was in the Electric Shop (electronics... not quite) and we were required to build a Morse Code key switch.... the soldering "iron" was a big chunk of copper that was heated in a small natural gas furnace. Soldering with red hot copper is very different than you'd think....


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 11:02 AM

I'm thinkin' this'll be a perfect match for the new Chicagoland comm slot cutter. They could be sold as a package deal....... :laugh2:


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 11:14 AM

The tip does not appear to be properly tinned :)

 

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 12:12 PM

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see post no.2; I made a joke comment 480v, 3 phase and in post no.6 is was commented being 220v, 3 phase, there is no way a soldering iron would require that type of voltage or phasing, now maybe 13,200v
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Gene, I had overlooked your post, but I knew any soldering iron I'd ever seen was single phase. Some people don't realize that the starting capacitor & centrifugal switch on small electric motors creates a momentary second phase when starting.

 

Bill, that tip doesn't appear tinned, does it.Could it be tarnish from disuse? :)


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 12:52 PM

Looks more like an antique Thermalaids Prostate Probe from the 1920's rather than a solder iron. https://www.worthpoi...robe-1823389865

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 02:18 PM

Let's not get anal about this

 

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 02:40 PM

:laugh2:


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 03:14 PM

You want 110V to go where????? :shok:


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 03:22 PM

In metal Shop in High School, they had Irons that went in little Gas Furnace.

Thanks for posting.


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 03:53 PM

I've always accused Pablo of using "questionable" soldering techniques! :laugh2:


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 04:14 PM

That one also looks worn out. I would recommend to upgrade to this: https://americanbeau...dering-Irons/19

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 04:33 PM

When the pinion gear absolutely has to stay on, use the right soldering iron.

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 04:56 PM

I've always accused Pablo of using "questionable" soldering techniques! :laugh2:

You can question it all you want, but the fact is, all you have to do is walk into your workshop with one of those irons and the chassis simply surrenders and solders itself up, no questions asked :crazy:


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 05:32 PM

Someone should see if they could sell it to Tony P. He'd tell you what you could do with it.  :laugh2:  :laugh2:


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Posted 07 August 2018 - 08:46 AM

You can question it all you want, but the fact is, all you have to do is walk into your workshop with one of those irons and the chassis simply surrenders and solders itself up, no questions asked :crazy:

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 10:27 AM

You can question it all you want, but the fact is, all you have to do is walk into your workshop with one of those irons and the chassis simply surrenders and solders itself up, no questions asked :crazy:

 

Or, you can simply throw everything into an oven set on 500 F.  :laugh2:  :laugh2:


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