"I've been thinking about buying the PSI100K for outside
soldering jobs. Can these be refilled from standard
butane containers or must one buy the Weller?"
I have one which came with several tips. Outside there is invariably a slight
(or more) breeze blowing. My experience is that I can't get enough heat out
of the Portasol if I was soldering the barrel of a PL-259. It's OK for small
things which don't require a lot of thermal mass. If you shield the area from
any wind, you can do a little better. If I were to use a Weller soldering gun
outside (140 watt) and the breeze was blowing, I might still have trouble.
They are fine for indoors for small jobs where you don't have power easily
available. Yes, they can be refilled from standard butane containers.
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Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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