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Radio Shack soldering iron Question

Discussion in 'PS2' started by goatwuss, May 9, 2003.

  1. goatwuss

    goatwuss Guest

    I'm about to install my Messiah2 chip, and I purchased the 15watt soldering iron at Radio Shack. However, it is my understanding that the tip that comes with this iron is too big. My store did not have a smaller tip. My question: Does anyone know the part # of the smaller tip, so that I can order it? I can't find it in their catalog.


  2. psx245

    psx245 Regular member

    May 2, 2003
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    im pretty sure that it is 15.

    Hope this helps
  3. Omega45

    Omega45 Member

    Apr 27, 2003
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    Sorry, I dont think Radio shack has any that small. What I did was I sanded down my bit that came with it so that it had a sharp tip. I used sand paper, and it seems to work pretty well. I am installing tonight, so I havent tried to use it on my PS2 yet. I have just tested on some old electronics lying around. Hope that helps.
  4. goatwuss

    goatwuss Guest

    You used sandpaper to sand down your soldering iron bit? Sandpaper to on metal? Something tells me that either wont work, or will require LOTS of sanding
  5. ELI_ICE

    ELI_ICE Guest

    I used the electric grinder to sharpen the tits :)
  6. Mudvayne

    Mudvayne Guest

    The tip on the soldering iron is copper, so it is very easy to grind down. Also, I used the Radio Shack 15 watt, and the tip that came with it was fine. The 25 watt iron comes with a better tip though, and also works a lot better than the 15 watt.

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