Seekone Heat Gun and Accessories

Seekone Heat Gun Review

February 16, 2021 Nigel 0

Initial Seekone heat gun review looking at what comes in the package, specification and initial switch on and testing. My Black & Decker hot air gun finally gave up after 27 years. Over that time [more…]

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Fry’s Fluxite Flux Paste

February 7, 2021 Nigel 0

I acquired a very old tin of Fry’s Fluxite flux paste, it must be around 40 years old. Well beyond the 5 year shelf life recommended by the manufacturers. However, I used it and it [more…]

Tender with Edge Beading

Beading the Edge of the Tender

February 6, 2021 Nigel 3

Beading the edge of the tender has been something I’ve been looking forward to and not. A great step in the look of the tender, but bending the profile brass around accurately is not the [more…]

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Soldering with Hot Air

January 30, 2021 Nigel 0

A friend mentioned soldering with hot air to me and that this is quite normal in the electronics industry. Must admit that I had not thought of it before. The hornplates and tub for my [more…]

Antex XS25 Soldering Iron

January 27, 2018 Nigel 0

A review of the Antex XS25 Soldering Iron. I′ve had a 15W Weller soldering iron for around 15 years and up until last weekend was no trouble. Then it just stopped. So time to look [more…]

alcohol burner and wick

Glass Alcohol Burner

April 30, 2016 Nigel 0

A review of the simple Glass Alcohol Burner. I’ve had this glass methylated spirits burner for around 10 years and I use it regularly when I need to heat a larger than normal part for [more…]