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Offline GoodCrossing

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Soldering supplies in Spain
« on: July 11, 2018, 07:34:05 pm »
Hello!

I am starting out and I'd like to get proper soldering equipment, and I've been looking to buy Multicore solder but can't find it anywhere in Spain - not even Henkel's website says anything about it. Where do you get your solder?
 


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Re: Soldering supplies in Spain
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2018, 07:56:03 pm »
Thank you!  ;D
 

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Re: Soldering supplies in Spain
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2018, 09:12:19 pm »
Spain, huh, JBC?
 

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Re: Soldering supplies in Spain
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2018, 09:54:02 am »
I bought mine from tme.eu. I think it was branded differently (but not sure). I think it was Stannol. Are Stannol and Multicore the same thing?

But even if not, I wouldn't care too much about it. The bottleneck is not flux or solder, but the engineer :). Just don't buy total crap from China, and you'll be fine, imho.
 

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Re: Soldering supplies in Spain
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2018, 10:06:44 am »
Yeah in Europe Stannol is well available. HS10 is my go-to leaded solder.  :-+ - Ersa for equipment can be bought in many places. The T12 clones aren't bad either with real tips.
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Re: Soldering supplies in Spain
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2018, 05:17:06 pm »
Spain, huh, JBC?
I'm currently using a no-name, iron that plugs directly into the mains, but I'm looking around for a good station.

[...] Are Stannol and Multicore the same thing?

It looks like they are both property of Henkel, so I'm wondering that too...
 

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Re: Soldering supplies in Spain
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2018, 07:08:47 pm »
HS10 is my go-to leaded solder

Just looked at my spool, I also use HS10. And Chinese t12. Tips not original, but I'd qualify them as very good (so far).
 

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Re: Soldering supplies in Spain
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2018, 08:30:30 pm »
Spain, huh, JBC?
I'm currently using a no-name, iron that plugs directly into the mains, but I'm looking around for a good station.

Just kidding, but don't go for a JBC. The price-performance return is low.
An entry level Hakko, Weller or a used Metcal should serve you well and when you are in the game, you should know whether you need a $1000+ JBC station.
 

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Re: Soldering supplies in Spain
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2018, 12:27:31 am »
Spain, huh, JBC?
I'm currently using a no-name, iron that plugs directly into the mains, but I'm looking around for a good station.

Just kidding, but don't go for a JBC. The price-performance return is low.
An entry level Hakko, Weller or a used Metcal should serve you well and when you are in the game, you should know whether you need a $1000+ JBC station.
Yep, I'm probably going for a Hakko 888D as I live near the official distributor so I can get one for about 100€.
 


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