A solder station doesn't provide sufficient thermal mass to transfer heat to
a PL-259 connector body.
You obviously have not used a Weller WESD51 or EC1002. After you "drain"
all of the heat from your "iron" I will still be melting solder on another
::Keith, the very bench unit I use is the Weller WESD51PU with pencil and
variety of tips, and I think your assessment is pretty far off-base. My
SP-120 can continue to solder PL-259 bodies, successfully and quickly, after
it's warmed up, for about four or five connectors *after it's unplugged from
the line,* just using its residual stored energy. The WESD51, cranked to as
much heat as it can generate, isn't anything even close to this. I'd be
happy to challenge you to a "solder-off" at a ham gathering somewhere, if we
can both be at the same place, to demonstrate this. To drain the heat from
the standard SP-120 tip takes pressing the tip to something about the mass
of a bench vise, for about one minute. -WB2WIK/6
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