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    Default Solder Pick

    Hi all
    I did a search on this however it seems just about every post ever posted on the Forum contains the word solder or pick!
    I want to know what type of solder pick is generally preferred by those who have more experience and knowledge than myself by that I mean what material i.e.
    Tungsten, Titanium, Steel etc.
    I am not happy with any of the commercial ones I have come across so I will make my own ( will have all the required items in the shed)

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    I use a titanium solder pick when needed. I made my pick by adapting one of my KC soldering clamp strips.


    James

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    Quote Originally Posted by china View Post
    Hi all
    I am not happy with any of the commercial ones I have come across so I will make my own ( will have all the required items in the shed)
    I also made my own: wooden handle ~6mm diam, titanium pick and brass heat shield.

    If anyone wants one I made 3 spare, at small cost; pm to enquire.

    As these are hand made, dimensions are approximate but generally accurate!

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    Thanks looks like titanium is the go, I Know there is some in shed exactly wear in shed well that is another matter

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    Cheap and easy to make something from a tig tungsten welding electrode if you have one, poke it in some sort of handle. I use the 10mm one here, or something like this

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    Quote Originally Posted by trialuser View Post
    Cheap and easy to make something from a tig tungsten welding electrode if you have one, poke it in some sort of handle. I use the 10mm one here, or something like this
    Cripes, I must be undercharging.

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    I don't know how much you charge.
    The wooden handle ones cost about 1.40 to make.
    A box of 10 electrodes will make 20 picks.
    I reckon some people who can't be faffed to make one would pay a fiver.
    Cookson want twice that

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    I'm asking 2.80 inc 2nd class post (not signed) for anyone with over 50 posts on this site.

    2 left.

    Depending on any comments received, I might make some more that will be for sale elsewhere for a little more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metalsmith View Post
    I'm asking 2.80 inc 2nd class post (not signed) for anyone with over 50 posts on this site.

    2 left.

    Depending on any comments received, I might make some more that will be for sale elsewhere for a little more.
    I'll make sure to give a review

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