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    made by "Powertools Enterprises LTD". I can't find any tips for this soldering iron. Would any tip work?
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    heat both surfaces first is a good tip.











    yeah any tip will work, it's the solder you should worry about

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    so are all tips the same size? Say I bought a tip made by weller, it would have to be a 15w tip, and would it fit into any 15watt soldering iron? Thanks
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    is there such thing as a 15watt tip? i thought the filament and tip were seperate.


    as for different sizes i think one size fits all soldering irons, but the business end can be different depending on what you want to do.

    i think i need to revise though

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    i meant a tip that is suitable for 15 watt irons.

    can anyone confirm for me what gepperrankins said?
    thanks
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    i haven't used soldering irons a lot.

    i think the tip is just a piece of metal that get heated up. so any tip will work in a 15watt soldering iron

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    I heard you have to buy certain tips for different watts. Can someone confirm this info? Thanks
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    TheDave - look mummy i'm multi-tasking says:
    do 15watt soldering irons need a specific tip?

    bengerbil - housemates wanted - tony blair is freeware - featherstone is not waiting for the un says:
    why?

    TheDave - look mummy i'm multi-tasking says:
    someone on fs6t wants to know

    bengerbil - housemates wanted - tony blair is freeware - featherstone is not waiting for the un says:
    it depends on the fitting of the iron

    TheDave - look mummy i'm multi-tasking says:
    right

    bengerbil - housemates wanted - tony blair is freeware - featherstone is not waiting for the un says:
    it doesn't matter on the rating, you need a tip that fits thats all

    i just asked our ben. he does lots of soldering. i don't know how to find a tip that fits, i thought they were all universal. maybe look in your instructions for the size you need

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    This is the info on it. The length of it was measured by me, info wasn't on the box, 3.3cm long
    0.3-0.35cm thick (the side that inserts into the iron)

    This was the info on the box

    15w 3.5mm copper long life.

    had different shaped soldering tips, the ones i want are the

    B-L BC-L
    B-K

    I odn't know waht they mean
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