I've been considering getting some sort of portable electric
soldering device. I'd like to be able to solder silver charms onto
customers' bracelets, etc. while they wait, without hauling around my
80 pound water torch, and without violating any fire safety
Anyway, I was looking in the Rio catalog and I saw the Hot Spot
jumpring soldering device, and also a more generically described
"electric soldering machine". I'm wondering what the difference is
between the two devices. Does the lower priced soldering machine do
what the Hot Spot does, or is it different in operation? What would
be the advantages of one over the other?
While I'm writing, I need to thank Hanuman and everyone else who
makes Orchid the wonderful resource that it is. Twice last week I
needed "how to" advice on techniques (fixing dimpled balls on
sterling silver balled headpins, and making powder separated molds).
Both times I found exactly what I needed to know in the archives
within just a few minutes of starting to search! I printed out the
replies, and both problems were easily solved when I returned to the
shop. Like everyone keeps saying, Orchid rocks!!!!!
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