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  1. #1
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    17th March 2016
    Gainesville, FL

    Hakko T18 tip for Eggtimer

    Ok you Hakko FX-888D users that assemble Eggtimer kits, I am looking for good tip recommendations. I was looking at the T18-B but was wondering if anybody else could shed some light on which tip they would feel would be ideal.

    Oh yeah, GO NAVY!!!! BEAT ARMY!!!

    Last edited by PiperCPO; 1st December 2017 at 02:19 PM.
    ATC (AW/AC) Brad Grant, USN, ret.
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  2. #2
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    30th July 2014
    Lapeer, MI
    I have been using the T18-S7

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  3. #3
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    9th July 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    I like the T-3C. 3mm chisel tip. Good thermal mass and the chisel allows it to come to a pretty small point.

  4. #4
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    19th January 2009
    Stafford VA
    Quote Originally Posted by PiperCPO View Post
    Oh yeah, GO NAVY!!!! BEAT ARMY!!!
    GO Navy!!!!!

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  5. #5
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    29th May 2015
    Keller, Texas
    I mostly use the T18D16P for soldering eggfinders but all of the recommendations here will work well.

    Jeff Jones

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  6. #6
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    18th January 2009
    Virginia - Central
    Quote Originally Posted by PiperCPO View Post
    Oh yeah, GO NAVY!!!! BEAT ARMY!!!
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    GO Navy!!!!!
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    Last edited by MaxQ; 9th December 2017 at 03:38 AM.
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  7. #7
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    20th January 2009
    Amarillo, Texas
    I prefer to use the T18-SB for most PCB work.
    Barre' Wheatley
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  8. #8
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    23rd October 2015
    Canberra, Australia
    No bigger than 1 mm for fine SMD work, then 2 and 3 mm as the thermal load increases for larger parts and pads. Chisel or conical as preferred. I generally use conical for SMD and chisel for TTH work.
    TRA #14574 L2

  9. #9
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    22nd February 2013
    Garland, TX
    I use a T18-I tip for egg things. I also keep a cheaply soldering iron handy with a big chisel tip for mounting the big parts like the voltage regulators, but I could do it all with the tiny tip if need be.
    Straightforward solutions for the "little things", so you can get the most out of your time in the field.

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