Safe Soldering Iron Stand

By on August 13, 2015
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soldering iron stand

Since the last 20 years I have been using the old design spiral coil type soldering iron stand and many times I have damaged the soldering iron power cable.

Other type of cable and other material which accidentally comes in the contact with this type of soldering iron stand were also damaged.

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Gap between  coil can easily damage any wire which comes in contact.

So I decided to buy some good and safer soldering iron stand from our local electronics market to make my working environment safer. The electronics center that I went was called LAMINGTON ROAD at GRANT ROAD STATION in Mumbai and it was about 40Km away from my place.

It took me many hours to shop around the market for electronics tools. I eventually bought solder wire, small nose pliers, latest soldering iron stand and contactless AC live wire detector.

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CONTACTLESS AC LIVE WIRE DETECTOR

It can sense 90V- 1000V AC and give Beep and Light indication on live wire detection. You can check on the below link how this small little tool can be useful:

http://www.jestineyong.com/genius-way-to-check-broken-wire-in-cable/

 

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Now see how it protects accidental contacts of wire in the below photo:

latest soldering iron stand

My personal opinion to all the technicians please invest in good tools and equipment which can make your repair job faster, safer and comfortable.

yogesh panchal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This article was prepared for you by Yogesh Panchal who works as a Computer Hardware Engineer in Mumbai India.

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13 Comments

  1. Anwar Shiekh

    August 13, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Anywhere on the web we can find this design?

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  2. Martin

    August 13, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    Great idea.

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  3. Albert Hoekman, Holland

    August 13, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    Good article Yogesh.
    On my good old Weller WTCP-S (over 35 years old) I replaced the cord for a sillicon one, about 25 years ago. Before that time I wrapped a piece of metal wire netting, also called "chicken wire" but with smaller holes (for mouses) around the metal spiral. It worked also fine for about 10 years.

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  4. Yogesh Panchal

    August 13, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    This is well known Brand in india "SOLDRON" and they are also having Soldering iron rated for 24 Hrs. continuous use & rugged Build quality.
    web site for same is www.soldron.com

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  5. Robert Calk

    August 14, 2015 at 12:46 am

    Thanks, Yogesh - nice soldering iron stand.

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  6. Gary

    August 14, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Nice design and nice colour brightens up the workbench.
    >;)

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  7. Phumlani

    August 14, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    This is a nice soldering stand,thank you.

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  8. Mark Tembo

    August 14, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    I have taken note, and I will definitely buy this for my workkshop as well.

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  9. Humberto

    August 15, 2015 at 12:09 am

    Thanks for your information.

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  10. reza

    August 16, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    hi Yogesh Panchal
    your article is very good for all repairmans.
    Your comment was very interesting.
    thank u very much.

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  11. John

    August 22, 2015 at 6:13 am

    The iron stand has pretty interesting design. Thank you for sharing this.

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  12. Chris

    August 23, 2015 at 3:50 am

    Yogesh you give me a nice idea with your article.
    I'm working in a special laboratory for electronic reverse engineering in crime scenes and eve they have not so good protected soldering iron stand, but there is everything high-tech I can say.
    I will suggest to got one for me there.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Stephanie Weil

    February 26, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    It looks very high quality. Thanks for this. I'll have to see if I can find something similar in the USA. I also use the standard "coil stand" and have had the problem of the cord damaging. I have one stand that has a perforated metal tube that goes inside the spring. The iron fits into the tube and helps keep it shielded somewhat.

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