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Offline shobo

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Copper hakko clone tips
« on: January 02, 2018, 11:28:01 pm »
Are there any advantages of having copper tips on a cheapo soldering iron?i guess that they conduct heat better
 

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Re: Copper hakko clone tips
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2018, 11:31:23 pm »
Unless tips are really really crap, they are copper underneath the plating.
 
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Re: Copper hakko clone tips
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2018, 11:39:35 pm »
Unless tips are really really crap, they are copper underneath the plating.

Mine are,tested them with a magnet
 

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Re: Copper hakko clone tips
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2018, 12:00:45 am »
I have a set of copper tips (not plated), which I've got just to try. And I don't see a substantial difference in performance compared to the regular tips.

But they do work, which is frankly, more than I expected from them :)
« Last Edit: January 03, 2018, 12:02:46 am by ataradov »
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Re: Copper hakko clone tips
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2018, 12:01:10 am »
Unless tips are really really crap, they are copper underneath the plating.

Mine are,tested them with a magnet
Are what, magnetic? Tinned surface must be magnetic because it is made from iron, the rest of it may be magnetic as well as it may have a bit of iron layer as well. This is how good quality tip is made:


 
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Re: Copper hakko clone tips
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2018, 12:05:13 am »
Unless tips are really really crap, they are copper underneath the plating.

Mine are,tested them with a magnet
Are what, magnetic? Tinned surface must be magnetic because it is made from iron, the rest of it may be magnetic as well as it may have a bit of iron layer as well. This is how good quality tip is made:

Yeah,a magnet sticks to it pretty good,so i'm guessing full steel.


 

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Re: Copper hakko clone tips
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2018, 12:09:54 am »
« Last Edit: January 03, 2018, 12:18:36 am by wraper »
 

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Re: Copper hakko clone tips
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2018, 10:38:32 am »
https://www.hakkousa.com/lead-free/ Genuine hakko:



the magned is pretty well attracted to it as if they are solid steel/iron

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Re: Copper hakko clone tips
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2018, 01:31:08 pm »
I have a set of copper tips (not plated), which I've got just to try. And I don't see a substantial difference in performance compared to the regular tips.

But they do work, which is frankly, more than I expected from them :)

Pure copper works perfectly well IME, they just erode quickly without the protective plating.
 

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Re: Copper hakko clone tips
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2018, 01:42:28 pm »
I have a set of copper tips (not plated), which I've got just to try. And I don't see a substantial difference in performance compared to the regular tips.

But they do work, which is frankly, more than I expected from them :)

Pure copper works perfectly well IME, they just erode quickly without the protective plating.
Exposed copper won't last even hour of soldering without significantly eroding. And if you solder lead-free they'll basically dissolve in solder in front of your eyes.
 
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