Five Reasons I Need a Stickvice

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frankstripodfrankstripod 06/01/2015 at 02:430 Comments

$50k in Play: Awarding 65 Stickvise this Week

Five Reasons I Need a Stickvice:





5. My ENTIRE soldering setup: I need all the tools I can get!

- 15w Radio Shack PC soldering iron. I can make it work on just about anything.

- 25w Chisel tip soldering iron. Great for melting IC's or pealing off traces and pads.

- Soldering iron holder doubles as a hammer (but only after the iron has cooled down.)

- Cardboard protects the wood desk.

- Stickless knockoff vise grips I got for free.

- Plumbing solder

- Chem-Wick and Radio Shack solder I know is more than 10 years old.

My New Soldering Setup, with Upgrades as pictured above:

- Frozen dinner tray from the recycling bin to hold water. Disregard soldering iron tip shaped notch taken off the side.

- A sponge I stole from the kitchen to clean my soldering tip. This is a huge upgrade from the paper towel I was using.

- A piece of foil to protect the cardboard. I am pretty sure the cardboard is not much more than 10 years old, but I may just splurge and replace that too!

- New solder, flux and desoldering bulb I got from my local electronics store, and its like I'm a kid again!