Hexacon help here?

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I seem to have saved all my info in a really secure location.... I can't
find it.

OK, so who is a recommended supplier/dealer where I can get some 5/8" shaft
Hexacon soldering iron tips for my 200 watt iron? West coast dealer
preferred for shipping expense....but all suggestions are checked out.

And how about that set screw in the collar that holds the tip in place.... I
just drilled mine out (stubborn little twerp)... seems like that sissy
metric system or something.... no one here can match it. Does anyone know
the size + thread count? I found an oddball machine screw in my bucket o'
bolts that does fit, but still hoping for a set-screw instead. Thanks...
Regards, Jacques Bordeleau



Re: Hexacon help here?
bendheim west 800 9003499  (near Oakland)
53-HT499X is the 5/8 extra long chisel tip. (20$)
the set screw is listed as a combo with the element but if you ask??? m

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I can get the element combo???  Hmmmm.... wonder if that other old iron is
still around...the one I destroyed years ago by unscrewing the element when
I didn't know what not to do...heheheh.

I have 2 of those extra-long chisel tips still new...unused.... I generally
use the normal chisel. But at these prices I'm going to try the extra-long
ones.... today! Heheheheheh.

Thanks, M...... take care....;-)

JB



Re: Hexacon help here?
Try  www.hexaconelectric.com

Re: Hexacon help here?
If you want to go to a little bit of extra trouble...

I drilled and re-tapped all my irons - including 250 and 175 watt hexacons -
to use slightly larger, non-metric threaded set screws (stainless steel,
from Home Depot).  Got tired of stripping the original set screws with a
flathead screwdriver, so I went with allen-style set screws.

Now I can torque the tips in nice and snug, without worrying about being
able to loosen them afterwards.  I use a little bit (a very little bit) of
anti-sieze on the threads of the set screw and on the collet, but never on
the tip itself, as I have seen others do over the years.

~s

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Cool.... I am on the lookout for allen-socket set screws, if I get
lucky..... not optomistic though. The bolt I do have has a large enough head
not to strip the slot out I believe. I may well re-thread the hole
though....good idea!

Regards, Jacques Bordeleau

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Almost any hardware store will have them.  Look in the section that has all
the little "drawers" that pull out.  They'll have the specialty springs,
keyways, automotive fasteners and the like.  I betcha my local HomeDepot
will have both metric and ASE stainless setscrews if you can't find them out
there in the wilderness.  Let me know if you can't find what you want...I'll
be happy to get them and drop them in the mail.





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Thanks Moon ... I know tha little 'drawers', and they still didn't have them
at the closest combo-store .... but there's a bigger selection down the
valley I'll check out shortly. Maybe they'll have the metric ... maybe even
stainless! Heheheheheh

Still looking for the least expensive dealer for the 5/8" tips .... anyone?

(What happened? I thought these tips were cheap ... but it's been a long
time)

Thanks, Jacques Bordeleau

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I'll elaborate.

I'm price shopping because of wild variations in the price I've seen. The
range so far is from $20 (Bendheim) to $45 (Sunshine Glass) .... Quite a
spread! Do I hear a $10 anywhere???????

Thanks kids, Jacques

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the 20$ is from the most recent wholesale price list, i will call and check
the current pricing in case it has changed.  m


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http://www.sunshineglass.com/rcol/c-tools/irons-hexacon1.htm

Call them, they sell parts too.

Liam




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Thanks Liam.... I saw their selection. My tip was $45 from
Sunshine.....unbelievable!  Same tip is $20 from Bendheim. Still looking. I
have a spare, so I can wait for a fair deal...;-)

Regards, Jacques Bordeleau

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Bendheim is wholesale. Sunshine sells both wholesale and retail. What
catalog price are you looking at?

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Vic, the $45 price came off Sunshines' website. I don't have a catalog for
them. They are not a regular supplier to me ... and likely not to ever
become one ... heheheh. Not to start a controversy about wholesale / retail
/ profit margins / or anything else .... I've already located a couple tips
that should run around $15, so I'm satisfied now (not from regular markets).

I'll have a source to share for filtered shortwave UV lamps at a mere $30
also, as soon as I receive mine and approve it's quality, or not.... (for
determining tin-side of float, stamp collecting, and making rocks glow)

Regards, Jacques

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Re: Hexacon help here?
The website is retail.  You need to log on to the wholesale prices
with your code number

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