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Re: [TowerTalk] Weller Portasol

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Weller Portasol
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 10:42:08 EDT
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"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.
Geoff, K6TFZ

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