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Using Propane or MAP Gas for Sweating or Soldering Copper Pipe

When sweating or soldering copper pipe, we’ve been asked about using either propane or MAP gas. In truth, both types of fuel will get the job done. The main difference between propane or MAP gas is that the MAP is hotter. What that translates to is you will heat up the pipe quicker allowing you to […]

Milwaukee M12 Soldering Iron

Milwaukee M12 Soldering Iron

Remember that sweet Milwaukee M18 Heat Gun that we previewed about a month ago? Well, they’ve come up with another great cordless innovation, this time on their M12 RedLithium Battery platform. The Milwaukee M12 Soldering Iron, due out this month, will enter the market as the first lithium-powered soldering solution. Not only will this new […]

Dremel VersaTip - Best Cordless Heat Gun

Dremel VersaTip Butane Torch Review

I remember back in the day being simply amazed by my Dad’s soldering iron. The idea that you could take a metal wire and melt it with a small, corded tool that gripped like a pencil was simply fascinating. Of course, Dad was using it for various fishing applications and I got the completely wrong […]

Weller WLC100 40-watt Soldering Station

Weller WLC100 40-watt soldering station Review

The Weller WLC100 consumer-level soldering station is a great first soldering station for any hobbyist or DIYer that plans to perform basic, non-precision soldering tasks. Weller provides a bargain product for those who may want the advantage of replaceable heating elements and soldering tips and variable power (this unit goes from 5W to 40W via the 4-step front dial). A convenient iron stand an integrated tip-cleaning sponge tray makes this a nice all-around unit.