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Offline capt bullshot

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Lost your soldering iron stand - here's the solution
« on: August 02, 2017, 08:15:33 am »
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Online BradC

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Re: Lost your soldering iron stand - here's the solution
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2017, 08:18:43 am »
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Re: Lost your soldering iron stand - here's the solution
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2017, 09:13:20 am »
Hmm, two possible scenarios:

1. The Person who is using the soldering station asked his boss several times for a new replacement stand, got pissed off and made his own.  ;D

2. Or someone has almost no respect for the tools.

Does not look like a mistake.
 

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Re: Lost your soldering iron stand - here's the solution
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2017, 11:36:57 am »
"Don't worry, it will buff out . . ."  :P

Seriously, it looks like the lUser laid the iron on top of the station with the cord holding the handle end down then something snagged the cord tipping it till the barrel touched the edge, and it all rapidly went bad from there.  |O

Pare back the damage with a sharp knife and repair with fibre reinforced car body filler, then spray-paint.

If you've lost your <expletive> soldering iron stand, its quite easy to improvise something safe and effective.   The simplest DIY stand is a couple of 1" wide strips of wood a bit longer than the iron screwed down to a baseboard at a slight V angle so the iron cant slide out if the lead gets tugged + a stout wire or metal strip bridging the side strips with a U bent in the middle as a heat resisistent  support for the barrel.   Its low profile so is very hard to knock over, the hot parts are difficult to touch accidentally as  the wood strips guard them either side, and as the bit is accessible, its also handy when tinning wire ends as you can leave the iron in the stand, hold the wire in one hand and the solder in the other.
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Re: Lost your soldering iron stand - here's the solution
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2017, 12:09:41 pm »
We had one like that in our lab!  ;D

The only difference was the angle of the trough, just as deep though. In that case it was a consequence of putting the iron back in the holder by feel whilst continuing to look at the board!
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