Re: butane soldering tool?

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From: stark (mswmod@sage.unr.edu)
Date: Wed May 04 1994 - 22:05:57 EDT


On 4 May 1994 ATXR@CENVMC.CENCOL.ON.CA wrote:

> From: Ted Rosen, Architectural Technology Department
> Has anyone used the portable butane soldering tool as illustrated in
> RadioShack catalogues, for soldering pc boards? Is it recommended,
> or are there any comments?
>

Haven't used the RadioShack verson but had a "PortaSol" (?) blow
up in my hand last summer.

Was on a mountain top working on our paging station when it happened.
I think the fill valve must have started leaking and then it just
started burning!

Being of sound mind like all good QRPers, I threw it to my partner
who was standing closer to the door. He, being the fast learner that
he is, sent it on it's way outside.

The good news is that no one was hurt. Just a few high speed heart
beats!

Oh yea, now I use a battery powered tool. A name something like IsoSol.

73's and have fun.

........................KU7Y........................
.................Monte "Ron" Stark..................
.................Sun Valley, Nevada.................


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