|Nick Clarke 3||08/02/2021 13:25:45|
1427 forum posts
Anyone ever used one of these? *Link*
Useful or not?
Edited By Nick Clarke 3 on 08/02/2021 13:27:12
|Grindstone Cowboy||08/02/2021 13:28:29|
|858 forum posts|
Just looks like a soldering iron with a smooth flat tip - can imagine it would take a steady hand and a lot of care to get anything like a good finish.
1159 forum posts
Seems like a very effective tool for quickly ruining a nice 3D print
|Tim Stevens||08/02/2021 14:29:23|
1598 forum posts
I once saw a big casting (over 6 x 6 x 6 feet) being smoothed using the same principle, but with a big electric arc and an air jet. Very spectacular and - I guess - more effective that this soldering-iron thingy.
|John Haine||08/02/2021 14:50:01|
|4675 forum posts|
Looks very like the tool I bought years ago for sticking plastic film to model airframes, though that was mains powered. Being USB powered this must be a bit limited in heat output.
|Dave Halford||08/02/2021 17:30:03|
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|Nick Clarke 3||08/02/2021 17:38:39|
1427 forum posts
I used a similar mains powered device as a tacking iron for photo mounting tissue to hold the tissue in place before mount, print and tissue were all placed in a mounting press and fixed for good.
Old tech now I suspect.
My own first thoughts were with Journeyman's above, hence my question.
|Neil Wyatt||09/02/2021 14:35:24|
19033 forum posts
I can imagine it's handy for ornamental jobs and maybe welding thermoplastics, but I suspect that it's not too useful for anything where dimensional accuracy or small detail is involved.
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