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Old 07-20-2011, 12:01 PM
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I have a weller 140w/100w soldering gun. Want to use it just to get a rough shape on a foam block. Suggestions on wire size and lenght? I think copper is best? Did use the search, but couldn't find what I needed .
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Old 07-20-2011, 01:25 PM
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I just used clothes hanger wire with mine. It fit in the end clamps perfect and was stiff enought to keep a good shape. However, I was only cutting out retract block areas in a foam wing.
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:33 PM
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I use 1/16" music wire to cutout retract slots and lightening holes. Probably longest wire is about 4 inches of cutting length.
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:34 PM
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For rough shaping an electric carving knife works too.
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:14 AM
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Thanks, guys, posted this on RCG and got a few more ideas. found this last night. http://www.harborfreight.com/130-wat...ife-66182.html
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That looks good for what you need.
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