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Soldering iron tip name

Started by bitrex August 10, 2020
I have a couple Rat Shack 60 watt temp-controlled LCD-display soldering 
stations:

<https://www.radioshack.com/collections/soldering-irons/products/60w-digital-soldering-station?variant=20331571973>

They're actually pretty nice and work well. The irons take a replacement 
4-wire heater that's readily available fro Amazon.

They take an odd tip though, it's not a Weller external screw-base type. 
It's not a solid-type. It's not the short-base hollow-type with internal 
threads that my temp-controlled Weller uses, "ETA" I think this is 
called. It's a long-base hollow with no threads, slightly larger 
diameter hole than the ETA-type, that the heating element slides into. 
Is there a name for that type to look up when looking for tip 
sets/replacements?
On 8/10/2020 3:17 PM, bitrex wrote:
> I have a couple Rat Shack 60 watt temp-controlled LCD-display soldering > stations: > > <https://www.radioshack.com/collections/soldering-irons/products/60w-digital-soldering-station?variant=20331571973> > > > They're actually pretty nice and work well. The irons take a replacement > 4-wire heater that's readily available fro Amazon. > > They take an odd tip though, it's not a Weller external screw-base type. > It's not a solid-type. It's not the short-base hollow-type with internal > threads that my temp-controlled Weller uses, "ETA" I think this is > called. It's a long-base hollow with no threads, slightly larger > diameter hole than the ETA-type, that the heating element slides into. > Is there a name for that type to look up when looking for tip > sets/replacements?
IIRC these type of tips fit them, but "eclipse" are real China juuuuuuuuuuuuuunk! <https://www.youdoitelectronics.com/eclipse-replacement-tip-for-ss-206e-ss-207e-5si-216n-1c>
On Mon, 10 Aug 2020 15:17:40 -0400, bitrex <user@example.net> wrote:

>I have a couple Rat Shack 60 watt temp-controlled LCD-display soldering >stations: > ><https://www.radioshack.com/collections/soldering-irons/products/60w-digital-soldering-station?variant=20331571973> > >They're actually pretty nice and work well. The irons take a replacement >4-wire heater that's readily available fro Amazon. > >They take an odd tip though, it's not a Weller external screw-base type. >It's not a solid-type. It's not the short-base hollow-type with internal >threads that my temp-controlled Weller uses, "ETA" I think this is >called. It's a long-base hollow with no threads, slightly larger >diameter hole than the ETA-type, that the heating element slides into. >Is there a name for that type to look up when looking for tip >sets/replacements?
The unit looks kinda like a Weller WES51 or so, and the WES tips sound like your description. I have one. It's a very common iron, and this is likely a clone. Joe Gwinn
On 8/10/2020 8:01 PM, Joe Gwinn wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Aug 2020 15:17:40 -0400, bitrex <user@example.net> wrote: > >> I have a couple Rat Shack 60 watt temp-controlled LCD-display soldering >> stations: >> >> <https://www.radioshack.com/collections/soldering-irons/products/60w-digital-soldering-station?variant=20331571973> >> >> They're actually pretty nice and work well. The irons take a replacement >> 4-wire heater that's readily available fro Amazon. >> >> They take an odd tip though, it's not a Weller external screw-base type. >> It's not a solid-type. It's not the short-base hollow-type with internal >> threads that my temp-controlled Weller uses, "ETA" I think this is >> called. It's a long-base hollow with no threads, slightly larger >> diameter hole than the ETA-type, that the heating element slides into. >> Is there a name for that type to look up when looking for tip >> sets/replacements? > > The unit looks kinda like a Weller WES51 or so, and the WES tips sound > like your description. I have one. It's a very common iron, and this > is likely a clone. > > Joe Gwinn >
Ah, great. I'll see if I can get my hands on one of those to test and see if it fits