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General => General Technical Chat => Topic started by: G7PSK on February 04, 2013, 05:23:38 pm

Title: Novel use for solder wick.
Post by: G7PSK on February 04, 2013, 05:23:38 pm
I had to join a very small co Ax cable today, and was looking for some way to join the outer braid, I was considering wrapping it with the solder wick  when on looking closer at it I found that it was a tubular braid that could be opened up and slipped over the co ax and then soldered on.
Title: Re: Novel use for solder wick.
Post by: SeanB on February 04, 2013, 06:01:01 pm
I have used it as well to fill in the space in a PL259 connector when I did not have a reducer to fit the cable.

Also useful as a connector to join shields together.
Title: Re: Novel use for solder wick.
Post by: jaqie on February 04, 2013, 06:06:59 pm
interesting, using it a la chinese finger prison thingie.

I used to use solder wick to reinforce cracks in plastic I melted back together with a soldering iron and hot glue, melting the solder wick into the back of the plastic as stitches before hotgluing.