Need soldering iron suggestions please

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ok im alittle confused (Again lol) do i use flux with the same core as the solder? cuz the solder has a rosin core so do i get rosin flux?
 

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question, im prety sure theres different kinds of solder, what solder should i use? also does flux work?
You want solder with a flux core. You want something like this https://www.newark.com/kester-solde...rvLgaAsxAEALw_wcB&CAWELAID=120185550001063496 . This is what we use at work for soldering boards . I'm no help on a Soldering Iron Everything I buy at work is in the range of $600 or so. Personally I would probably buy that Weller that was priced at $125. Weller is a good brand.
 
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You want solder with a flux core. You want something like this https://www.newark.com/kester-solde...rvLgaAsxAEALw_wcB&CAWELAID=120185550001063496 . This is what we use at work for soldering boards . I'm no help on a Soldering Iron Everything I buy at work is in the range of $600 or so. Personally I would probably buy that Weller that was priced at $125. Weller is a good brand.
Isn't rosin flux? I'm just buying a cheap hobbico one to get buy for now but later down the road I plan on getting a expensive 1. Cuz the solder I'm looking at has rosin core and I found rosin flux so doesn't that mean it has a flux core? Or with a flux core solder do I need flux separately?
 

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Isn't rosin flux? I'm just buying a cheap hobbico one to get buy for now but later down the road I plan on getting a expensive 1. Cuz the solder I'm looking at has rosin core and I found rosin flux so doesn't that mean it has a flux core? Or with a flux core solder do I need flux separately?
The solder I listed is a rosin core flux. Post the solder you're looking at . The solder I posted is easy to solder with .
 

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My opinion is always use flux paste when soldering wire. It helps the solder flow smoothly between every strand of the wire. Also, a flat tip iron is easier to solder with than a pointed tip when soldering wire joints.
 
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My opinion is always use flux paste when soldering wire. It helps the solder flow smoothly between every strand of the wire. Also, a flat tip iron is easier to solder with than a pointed tip when soldering wire joints.
I'm just Gunna get a hobbico soldering iron for now (8 bucks 60w lol) then buy a expensive 1 later cuz theres no point in getting a nice 1 now. It has a flat tip btw.
 

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My opinion is always use flux paste when soldering wire. It helps the solder flow smoothly between every strand of the wire. Also, a flat tip iron is easier to solder with than a pointed tip when soldering wire joints.
Not for electronics the Flux your using is way to agressive . And way to messy . The solder he listed is what he wants . What you're suggesting is good for plumbing and correct for plumbing .
So do I still need flux on the side?
No just buy what you listed from Amazon .
 

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Not for electronics the Flux your using is way to agressive . And way to messy . The solder he listed is what he wants . What you're suggesting is good for plumbing and correct for plumbing .


No just buy what you listed from Amazon .
the flux im using? I never said what flux i was using lol. And by the way, it is flux made for electrical connections.
 

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Ok sorry for the delay in these pics. I'll try not to confuse you too much.... any way this is most of the stuff I use for my rc hobby. So top down first liquid flux I've ever used it's ok. Kinder of messy but leaves no residue.for some reason I didn't get these in order #2 back side of the Novak solder #3 the flux pen I currently use(makes the least mess)#4 front side of the Novak solder.#5 tip cleaner /thinner #6my weller solder station. I don't think they make this model anymore #7-8 progressive RC solder helper. It's great holds all kinds of things. Makes doing connectors a snap.#9 is the solder pen that goes to the weller station. I have a stand with a steel wool type tip cleaner. Cant for the life of me remember where I have my little 40w solder pen... hope this helps a bit.(mind you this has taken years to accumulate)
 

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Ok sorry for the delay in these pics. I'll try not to confuse you too much.... any way this is most of the stuff I use for my rc hobby. So top down first liquid flux I've ever used it's ok. Kinder of messy but leaves no residue.for some reason I didn't get these in order #2 back side of the Novak solder #3 the flux pen I currently use(makes the least mess)#4 front side of the Novak solder.#5 tip cleaner /thinner #6my weller solder station. I don't think they make this model anymore #7-8 progressive RC solder helper. It's great holds all kinds of things. Makes doing connectors a snap.#9 is the solder pen that goes to the weller station. I have a stand with a steel wool type tip cleaner. Cant for the life of me remember where I have my little 40w solder pen... hope this helps a bit.(mind you this has taken years to accumulate)
Nice setup. I think I'm going to go with the hobbico pencil 40w iron for now, is the radio shack solder good? I can't find Novak and likely will b over priced, wanna know for future reference, cuz nobody wants to wait a weak for solder
 
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