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Devi
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Feb 15, 2016
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Can I use this for soldering my custom keyboard?
Feb 15, 2016
bearstampede
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Feb 15, 2016
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I forbid it.
Feb 15, 2016
LOL_REKT
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Feb 17, 2016
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definitely its a great keyboard iron in my experience
Feb 17, 2016
Devi
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Feb 17, 2016
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Two different responses here.. Anyone alse?
Feb 17, 2016
LOL_REKT
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Feb 18, 2016
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the other guy just seems to be trolling :P but IDK, there is no reason whatsoever not to use this for a keyboard (which board ?)
Feb 18, 2016
Greeneagle
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Feb 19, 2016
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a soldering iron is a soldering iron... if it can melt solder then yes it will work. I have a 10 dollar iron from 1992. Its extremely slow to heat up but it gets the job done.
Feb 19, 2016
Ben.G
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Feb 21, 2016
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This is not quite true. I have yet to find a soldering iron cheaper than this one that does adequate temperature control (most cheap irons are rated for constant power, not constant temperature, and will therefore either go over-temp and destroy what you're soldering or under-temp and not melt the solder/reflow properly). And, although I've never tried a fancy $1000+ soldering iron, those who use them tend to swear by them and laugh at the $100-200 range Hakko and Weller irons that hobbyists tend to use.
Feb 21, 2016
Greeneagle
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Feb 21, 2016
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True, there isn't one cheaper with good temp control... what I'm saying is that if it can melt solder then you can solder with it. Of course quality goes up the more you spend and you stress less about the temps. Like for my cheepo iron I have to unplug it when it gets too hot, but it works lol.
Feb 21, 2016
gmatta
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Feb 22, 2016
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I agree. I bought a $6 15W pro soldering iron from RadioShack, and it was the BEST iron I ever purchased. Of course though, I forgot I left it on once and when I was taking it apart to replace the ground wire, I lost a part somewhere and I had to invest in another iron. An iron is an iron is an iron. I agree there is no need to spend $60 on a iron ever, BUT if you want the added features (which I do) then the price makes sense. The best solder job is one that is done from someone with experience, not the one with the best iron. What I say here is, if you are wondering if this will work with a keyboard, Yes it will, it's a soldering iron. just make sure you practice before you get disappointed with a job and blame it on the iron.
Feb 22, 2016
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