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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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A Surprise Visit from a long time Iso-Tip User

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. It was then that I met Mike. He wanted to get...

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Soldering Irons and Model Railroads

Soldering Irons and Model Railroads

As anyone who works with model railroads knows, cordless soldering iron kits are 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...

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Battery Powered Soldering Irons for Pyrography Work

Battery Powered Soldering Irons for Pyrography Work

Iso-Tip battery powered soldering irons are used for a wide range of applications, some of which don't involve the basic soldering. For instance, pyrography (no, that's not a typo). Pyrography is the art of burning wood in a decorative manner using a controlled heat...

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Iso-Tip Iron and Tips Customer Testimony

Iso-Tip Iron and Tips Customer Testimony

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 Iso-Tip user of over 40 years, he decided to give our tips a try...

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Finishing Wood with your Micro-Therm Heat Gun

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, the more the wood will darken. You can also add stain afterwards to...

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Paint Removal with your Micro-Therm Heat Gun

Paint Removal with your Micro-Therm Heat Gun

Most of us have at least one piece of old furniture that could use some refurbishing. A new coat of paint can make even the most rustic of items look brand new. However, removing the original coat can be a pain. That's where our heat gun comes in! Paint Removal with...

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Solder Tip Preventative Care

Solder Tip Preventative Care

Solder Tip Preventative Care Here at Iso-Tip, we know that our customers want a product that will last. That's why we believe in selling you good quality soldering irons and tips. However, even the best of equipment won't last if not properly cared for. To ensure your...

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