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Cordless Heat Tools for a Variety of Applications

Cordless Heat Tools for a Variety of Applications

If you deal with freezing cold winters like we do here in Wisconsin, then you've most likely dealt with a frozen lock at some point. If you don't have any de-icer lying around and own one of our cordless heat tools such as battery operated soldering iron or heat gun,...

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Battery Powered Soldering Iron Types

Battery Powered Soldering Iron Types

The world of batteries is both fascinating and complex. There are many different battery powered soldering irons out there, all with their own unique characteristics. The most common types are Lithium-Ion and Nickel-Metal-Hydride. Our Iso-Tip Battery Powered Soldering...

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Butane Torch Repairs Cell Phone Screen

Butane Torch Repairs Cell Phone Screen

Another great use for the Micro-Therm butane torch is with cell phone repairs. When replacing or repairing a cell phone screen there is heat sensitive glue that adheres the numerous parts of new phones. Using the torch to heat the glue, the screen and back can easily...

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Butane Heat Torch Molds Kydex

Butane Heat Torch Molds Kydex

Typically our butane heat torch is used for shrink tubing, but as we talk with customer's more and more we have found many different uses for this little torch! Kydex is a high impact, easily mold-able plastic. People frequently make holsters and knife scabbards out...

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Drain Cleaning Tool (CO2) – Product Spotlight

Drain Cleaning Tool (CO2) – Product Spotlight

Iso-Tip believes in offering valuable tools, usually cordless, to our customers that are convenient and worth discovering... Tools Worth Discovering, get it? While working within one of our other product lines through our parent company, Senasys. We came across this...

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A Quick Guide to Butane

A Quick Guide to Butane

Our 7700 cordless soldering irons are convenient, but sometimes you need to do soldering work far away from an outlet. In this case, a butane soldering iron is what you need. As long as you've got butane with you, your iron will be good to go. However, this does bring...

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Making and Repairing Audio Cables – A Quick Guide

Making and Repairing Audio Cables – A Quick Guide

As we've mentioned before, a soldering iron is a handy tool for musicians, especially for those who are on the road. When traveling you don't always have time to go to a repair shop when something breaks or isn't working. We recently talked to a customer who uses his...

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Using Soldering Paste to Create Jewelry

Using Soldering Paste to Create 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

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 also 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. Both types of solder have...

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