Recent Blog Posts

Creating Homemade Jewelry

Creating Homemade Jewelry

A popular application for soldering is making and repairing jewelry. This type of work requires a high level of precision and control due to the size of the components. I recently talked with someone about some interesting jewelry projects she has worked on and...

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Model 7700 Review – Virginia Midland

I was recently doing some research on model trains when I came across a blog dedicated to someone's model railroad. I read through a few posts and looked at a few videos on his YouTube channel. His setup is quite impressive, and I decided to reach out to him about...

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Lead Based vs Lead Free Solder

Lead Based vs Lead Free Solder

While a good quality soldering iron is critical for any soldering job, the solder itself is perhaps even more important. There are many different brands of solder on the market, but the majority of these will be one of two types: lead based and lead free. Lead Based...

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A Surprise Visit from a long time Iso-Tip User

I was answering emails at my desk today when a coworker of mine came in and told me that someone had an Iso-Tip question. This wasn't anything unusual, but then I was told that this person was currently in the office. This was a first time I had a customer come to our...

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Soldering Irons and Model Railroads

Soldering Irons and Model Railroads

As anyone who works with model railroads knows, a soldering iron is a valuable tool. You can connect wires by twisting them together or using a terminal block, but soldering them together is by far the superior method of joining wires together. Soldering provides a...

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How to Rebuild your Iso-Tip Iron

Our irons are known for their reliability, but even the best made products don't last forever. It's usually around the 10 to 15 year mark that the casual user will notice some dips in performance. Once this happens, you have a couple of options. You can send it to us...

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Unique Uses for Soldering Irons

Unique Uses for Soldering Irons

Everyone knows that soldering irons are used for soldering (it's in the name after all). But there are some unique uses for soldering irons that you may not know about. For example... Removing a Stuck Screw One of the most annoying aspects of disassembling something...

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Iso-Tip Iron and Tips Customer Testimony

Iso-Tip Iron and Tips Customer Testimony

Customer Feedback for our Micro and Ultra Long Life Tip Pack We were recently in touch with a customer regarding our Long Life Tip Pack – Micro and Ultra (#7484 and #7482). He was looking to do some work on a camera, and needed a highly precise solder tip. As an...

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Finishing Wood with your Micro-Therm Heat Gun

Finishing Wood with your Micro-Therm Heat Gun

Our Micro-Therm Heat Gun is a Tool of Many Talents Finishing Wood Simply move the heat gun over the wood, making sure to go with the grain. Go over the entire piece slowly and evenly, and you'll make even a fresh cut piece of wood look distressed. The slower you go,...

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