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Picking The Best Cordless Butane Soldering Iron

Picking The Best Cordless Butane Soldering Iron

When it comes to the butane soldering irons, they’re the most versatile and handy tool in your entire toolbox. These irons are small and lightweight, but so powerful that you can adhere things together, easily cut wires and create inimitable pieces of art.

There are various types of soldering irons available in the market these days; that’s why it can be tricky to choose the best for yourself.

Here, in this article, I’m going to discuss a detailed guide to the top cordless butane soldering irons to make your buying decision a bit simpler and easier.

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The Cordless Butane Soldering Iron

As the name suggests, cordless butane iron, meaning it uses butane fuel to meet the highest temperatures of approx. 800 degree Fahrenheit. It is a hand tool with a metal tip and in some high-quality butane irons, the temperature is adjustable according to your requirements.

You can use this tool to heat up areas like wires, metals, pads and then solder excrete butane iron to bind items together.

You can find a lot of many types of soldering irons in the market today that vary in shapes and sizes. But deciding which type of soldering iron you want depends upon the type of work you’re going to do, as shapes and sizes vary according to the particular job.

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Factors To Consider Before Buying Butane Soldering Irons

There are several factors that you need to consider before buying butane soldering irons such as the type of soldering iron, the wattage of the soldering iron, temperature control included or not and shape and size of soldering iron tips.

Types Of Butane Soldering Irons

With so many types of butane soldering irons available in the market today, it might be complicated to choose the one that perfectly suits your needs. I’m going to discuss 2 of the best cordless butane irons to make your choice a bit easier.

1. Power Probe PPSK Butane Soldering Iron

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When it comes to the Power Probe PPSK cordless butane soldering iron kit, it’s a jack of all trades. It has just about everything you need to fulfill your soldering needs instead of using regular soldering stations. You can use it to cut plastic materials, wires, brazing, splicing, heat shrink wrapping and more. Now, there’s no need for a battery or power outlet as Power Probe uses butane to heat up.

A list of key features includes;

  • The Power Probe is available in a kit form, including several tips for a number of uses and a hard carry case.
  • Its a butane powered soldering iron.
  • It comes with the 1.5 to 2.5-inch electric ignition and flame adjustment and works on a power of 120 watts.
  • It has a maximum temperature of 950 Fahrenheit for soldering and 2500 Fahrenheit for the torch. With this temperature capacity, it can even solder any best quality toilet screws which are generally not visible or hard to solder on.

2. Weller P2C Cordless Butane Soldering Iron

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Whenever you talk about the soldering irons, people usually think of heavy, bulky machine that is difficult to use and you can’t carry it easily. But, that’s totally wrong. Weller P2C iron is a pocket-sized, lightweight and user-friendly hand tool used for accomplishing metal works. If you’re looking for an easy-to-use butane soldering iron, then Weller P2C is the best option to choose.

Here is the list of key features that includes;

  • It is incredibly lightweight, weighing approx. 5.7ounces.
  • It is cordless build and ESD safe.
  • It can heat up instantly for increased productivity. For instance, it can melt solder in less than 40 seconds.
  • It can be easily used for up to 1 hour continuously and easy to refill.
  • It’s a user-friendly hand tool due to its compact size and light weight feature.
  • It comes with the lifetime warranty (limited).

While you can use any of the models available in the market, always make sure you follow the safety first rule. The hot iron can cause serious injuries, therefore, make sure they are placed in a safe place while making sure that accidental gas leakage does not happen.

So, butane powered irons are some really handy tools to perform regular and routine jobs in the home. Instead of calling a professional to do the soldering and other work, you can use this to save money.

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Last Updated on February 15, 2019

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

Joe’s Goals

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    Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

    Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

    Daytum

      Daytum

      is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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      Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

      Excel or Numbers

        If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

        What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

        Evernote

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          I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

          Evernote is free with a premium version available.

          Access or Bento

            If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

            Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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            You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

            Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

            All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

            Conclusion

            I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

            What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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