I need at least 2 soldering irons: a “normal size” for everyday use, and a tiny one, with the tip like a needle.
A good Weller station is a lot of money, so i decided to use a Fahrenheit 28011 station. It is a chinese, khmmm, …. thing.
They offer many sizes of tips at a reosanable price – but sometimes i need the tiny Weller tip too, which is not compatible.
Or, better to say, was not, till yet.
Here can you see the difference. I tried to cut the end of the chinese, to mount there the weller tip – unfortunately the bore at the end of the tube is bigger.
So, as the Weller tube is a little bit thicker, i put it on the chinese tube, i soldered it with brass (hard soldering), i cut the ending of an original chinese tip – and now i have an upgrade kit for weller tips.
The other ideea was to solder with brass the tip on the other cutted tip.
Yes, it is not too esthetic. And?