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RobotChicken

Member Since: July 11, 2013

Country: United States

  • Just got this in the mail, got all set up to learn to solder with the kit, but the iron isn’t hot enough to transfer heat through the 22 AWG wire to the lead-free solder on the opposite site and melt it. It even takes two to three seconds or so to melt the lead-free solder when directly touching the solder. I’ve had it on for about 20 minutes heating before attempting to solder. How long is it supposed to take to heat all the way up? (Also, the included stand doesn’t quite fit right so the tip of the iron contacts the stand which acts as a heat sink, slowing heat-up time.)

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