A while back we had a customer contact us looking for support on one of his Iso-Tip tools. We hear from people with tools dating back to the 70s maybe once every week or so. Just when we think we know all the Iso-Tip products from the past, a new one pops up! This customer had something that made us scratch our head. He was claiming to have an Iso-Tip PC drill. We had never heard of it. Then I asked him for pictures and what I received was pretty neat!
What Is the Iso-Tip PC Drill Attachment?
This drill was designed for PC board drilling. If you were soldering and struggling to get a contact wire through a hole, because a hole was too small or dirty, you could place this drill attachment right onto the front of your soldering tool. While it was only available in one drill dimension it was exactly the right size. From our understanding the PC drill attachment head fit on the cordless soldering iron models, as a quick change out feature. We don’t know why they gave this project the ax, but we were sad to find out they did. Who knows maybe it could of been the start to an Iso-Tip line of rotary tools.
Do you Have An Exotic Old Iso-Tip?
We offered this gentleman an exchange for his old tool and he happily traded it for a brand new iron. Now we have this magnificent relic in our display case for all to see. Iso-Tip may not make this interesting tool any more but we are definitely happy to see one. Who knows maybe we will make an updated version of this historic tool. If you have a tool dating back to the seventies we’d love to see it.
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I have one of these, with its original box!
I have ine but i don;t have batery and batery charger. 🙂
How much Volts is recomended and how much ma. This performance must see on the charger. Or on baterry. Thank you for ansvering? 🙂
Sorry about lenguage.
Hello,I have some tool from 80s,I could send you some photos, please if you are interested send me a mail adress to do,
I’d love to see some photos if you’re willing to share! My direct email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Back in the 70’s I had a charging cable that attached to the connections on the Iso-Tip soldering iron and plugged directly into the car outlet in the ash tray. Not sure if I still have the charging cable. I worked road service and this kept my soldering iron charged. I also have a Iso-Tip PC Drill, that was used in circuit board repair.
You’ve got some rare parts there! Wahl stopped production on the car charger and PC Drill before we acquired the line in 2008, so unfortunately those are not available for purchase anymore.
I found one! an IsoTip P.C. Drill Attachment, #6500, in its original box, complete with drill bit, set screw and instructions. I’m helping a friend move from a dwelling full of electronics and “stuff,” and thot this looked worth looking up. And met this forum. Though my friend is losing his short term memory, I’ll bet he can wax eloquent on this tool. But, retired, he doesn’t need it.
Do you? I don’t see any attachment, nor has his crew of friends found the soldering iron it attaches to. Perhaps you have the iron or charger with battery??? I’d like to sell it, and put any proceeds into his petty cash. Your contact welcome.
That’s a rare find! Do you have a picture of that you could share with me? My email is email@example.com.