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[TenTec] WEN soldering gun tips

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Subject: [TenTec] WEN soldering gun tips
From: Lance Erwin <lance.erwin@mchsi.com>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Tue, 9 May 2006 21:38:19 -0500
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  I saw your post on the WEN tips. I have been looking over a year. I  
went to Home Depot and bought a piece of 3/8" brass solid round stock.
  I cut off a 6" piece and used a grinding wheel to take down both  
ends a little (to make them less than 3/8" - so they will fit into  
the gun) and then put
the piece into a vice and bent it to a "V". I put that into the  
soldering gun and put it back on the grinding wheel and "formed" a  
tip and plugged it in and
it works great! ONE NOTE - keep it "tinned" (covered with solder") so  
it doesn't oxidize.

It took me about an hour - but it works great. Hope you have access  
to the materials and tools, or know someone locally that can help you.

Good luck,

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