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Hakko T18-BR02 bent conical tip?
« on: February 14, 2019, 02:13:36 PM »
The tip on my Hakko iron has lost a lot of plating and I'm having trouble getting joints to heat. I've been using a chisel tip but I miss using conical. The bent conical looks like it would be pretty nice. Anyone have any experience with it?

link: https://www.amazon.com/Hakko-T18-BR02-Soldering-FX-8801-Conical/dp/B00762AGYU/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=hakko+tip&qid=1550174946&s=gateway&sr=8-6

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Re: Hakko T18-BR02 bent conical tip?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2019, 05:38:56 PM »
The tip on my Hakko iron has lost a lot of plating and I'm having trouble getting joints to heat. I've been using a chisel tip but I miss using conical. The bent conical looks like it would be pretty nice. Anyone have any experience with it?

link: https://www.amazon.com/Hakko-T18-BR02-Soldering-FX-8801-Conical/dp/B00762AGYU/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=hakko+tip&qid=1550174946&s=gateway&sr=8-6

Interesting. I haven't seen that before.

I tried to go back to conical after using a chisel for a while and just couldn't do it. I had to go back to chisel.

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Re: Hakko T18-BR02 bent conical tip?
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2019, 05:50:01 AM »
I find bent conical useful, but not as an everyday tip.

Personally, I'm a big fan of having multiple tips and changing them as needed.  With my Metcal iron, I have 6 tip types in the rotation (even more if you count separate tips for RoHS solder).  For my Weller, I have about 4 tips in regular rotation, but I have a few more than that for occasional circumstances.
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Re: Hakko T18-BR02 bent conical tip?
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2019, 02:10:05 PM »
Interesting. My first thought is I'd have to spin that thing around too much to get it positioned but maybe not. I guess I'd have to use it to know for sure.

I've tried both the conical and chisel and find I like the chisel for whatever reason. Maybe more heat transfer.

Lee, if you want my conical I'll send it to you. I don't plan to use it. It really doesn't have much use on it either.
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Re: Hakko T18-BR02 bent conical tip?
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2019, 02:16:36 PM »
Interesting. My first thought is I'd have to spin that thing around too much to get it positioned but maybe not. I guess I'd have to use it to know for sure.

I've tried both the conical and chisel and find I like the chisel for whatever reason. Maybe more heat transfer.

Lee, if you want my conical I'll send it to you. I don't plan to use it. It really doesn't have much use on it either.

Yeah. I had that same thought. I could be fighting it to get the angle I want.

Thanks for the offer! I may take you up on that. I'll PM you if I decide I want it. I'll have to see if I have something cool to trade you.