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What size soldering iron for circuit boards?

I'm going to be building a Vacuum Tube Audio PH16 phono stage next week. My cheapo Radio Shack iron finally died last year so I replaced it with a 40 watt Weller for an auto repair. Is the 40 watt ok for circuit boards? Or should I get something a little cooler? I've read that 40 might be too much, OR 40 is better because it stays hotter and you can solder quicker and not need to hold the iron on the board as long. It does get hot, and faster than my old one did.

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Topic - What size soldering iron for circuit boards? - NuWave 09:15:58 01/27/17 (8)


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