20:25:48 -0400 typed in alt.survival the following:
thanks for the list.
But I think you missed one
Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing
he hath no heart to it? (KJV)
"What profiteth it to a fool to have riches, since he may not buy
wisdom? (since he cannot buy wisdom?) He that maketh his house high,
seeketh falling; and he that escheweth to learn, shall fall into
evils." (The Wycliffe translation ~1390)
Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
I only respond to "can I get an Amen!"
Christopher A. Young
Learn more about Jesus
Lemme hear an 'Amen'.
Most journalists these days couldn't investigate a missing chocolate cake
at a pre-school without a Democrat office holder telling them what to look
where, and why it is Geroge Bush's fault.
I'm much more interested in your soldering techniques. I'd rather not
discuss religion with you. I just can't see any good that would come of
I have already offended you in some fashion.. I'd rather not make things
worse by engaging in a debate concerning philosophy, religion, or
Things look bad from over here. Too much confusion and no solution.
Everyone here knows your fear. Your out of touch and you try too much.
I wasn't discussing religion, just giving some more definitions of
fools. I only discuss that subject with people I know. :)
Did you see the post about the Harbor Freight iron not being
practical about converting to three wire power cords? Also, I got the
flux dispenser bottle in the mail today and I'm not happy with the size
or quality. The hypodermic needle just pushes on, and isn't very
tight. They would be OK for the casual user, but not for hours of daily
use. It's about 1 3/8" diameter * 2 3/4" tall without the cap & a
needle. I don't think it would be very stable on a cluttered
workbench. I like the three soldering irons that arrived on Wednsday,
and that there are thousands of tips for sale on Ebay. The lock ring
connectors are a lot better than the lightweight five pin DIN connectors
and I've located a place to buy them wholesale. I am considering a
custom, Atmel 2560 based controller that will hold four soldering irons,
a desoldering iron & a built in ohm meter to test the ground
connections. Each with it's own power switch. It's annoying to have to
let an iron cool to change a tip, then repatr that for another job. I
used to barely get by with three irons at Microdyne, but there are times
when I needed a second iron with a large tip. The pair with the
smallest chisel tips were used to remove surface mounted resistors &
capacitors by heating both ends at once.
Offended me? I would simply kill file you if that were the case. :)
They are low grade resistance soldering irons. I've not heard anyone
brag about them being good. Only one who claimed they were 'OK', and he
was considered a hack who patched store return junk together and sold it
The tips are carbon, and very fragile. They have a short life. If
you want a battery powere iron, look at the Wahl cordless irons. They
cost more, but they do work. I used one for years to repair the circuit
boards in Commodore 64 computers. The also sold a 'Tuner extension tip
which was about four inches long. You could work it through a group of
wires, then push the button to heat the tip. No risk of burning the
wiring in tight places. They were in the $30 range when I bought the
'Orange' eight hour charge model. A week later the 'Red' one hour
charge model came out. :)
One big problem with a rechargable iron: Battery life is only a few
years. If you aren't doing work on static sensitve electronics, just
buy a 25 to 45 W iron. I have used Weller SP23 irons since the late
'60s. There is a 40W model in that line, as well.
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