arhi wrote:, the diamond ones last waaaaaaaaay longer and the heat conductivity trough diamond is way better then trough iron) tips from PACE for 13$ each .. compared to 10-12$ for regular hakko tips that's not expensive.. regular pace tips (iron, not diamond) are 9-11$
What are Diamond Tips?
Diamond Series Tips are designed for maximum life, even when using corrosive lead free solders, and for maximum heat transfer putting highly productive soldering within reach easily.
Traditionally, soldering tips are manufactured by forming the desired shape of the tip out of copper, then plating the copper with a protective layer of pure iron. Next, a layer of nickel/chrome is selectively plated on the tips to prevent the entire tip from wetting with solder which defines the working area of the tip. The problem with traditional tips is that iron is a poor conductor of heat compared to copper and copper is not as durable as iron, so there is a fine balance that needs to be maintained. If too much iron is added, it will prevent the tip from working well, and if too little iron is added the tip will fail quickly.
PACE's new Diamond Series tips differ from traditionally made tips because we combine submicron sized particles of natural diamond with the iron plating solution that results in a composite, protective layer of iron and diamond particles. The diamond enriched matrix is harder than pure iron and will not wear down as quickly as the tip is abraded. Diamond tips can withstand the corrosive environment of lead free solders and high temperatures far better than soldering tips plated with iron alone. Because the diamond particles are an itegral part of the iron matrix and not a coating, they cannot wear off. Additionally, the resulting surface of the tip is not smooth but is micro-textured that eases wetting with solder and reduces the formation of oxidation. PACE's new Diamond Tips offer extended life, faster wetting and effortless cleaning.
In addition to the patented matrix, all Diamond Series tips feature an increased thermal mass and higher wattage heater to really deliver the heat better than before! These are ideal for high mass and/or high volume applications! PACE continues to lead the industry by continually developing technology to improve soldering performance. With the 48 available Diamond Series tips, it is now easier than ever to find the perfect, high performance tip for your application.
Diamond Series Tips, are available for the TD-100 & HTD-100 Soldering Irons.
Diamond Soldering Tip .094" Chisel Standard, Product Code: 1126-0634-P1 $13.48 USD
Diamond Soldering Tip.118" Bevel, 60 Degrees, Product Code: 1126-0618-P1 $13.48 USD
Diamond Soldering Tip .047" Chisel Standard, Product Code: 1126-0632-P1 $13.48 USD
Diamond Soldering Tip .016" Conical, Product Code: 1126-0601-P1 $13.48 USD
Angled MiniWave, 2.4mm , Product Code: 1124-0035-P1 $10.44 USD
Angled MiniWave, Fine Pitch, Product Code: 1124-0039-P1 $10.44 USD
Angled Micro-Wave, Product Code: 1124-0045-P1 $15.79 USD
Micro-Wave, Product Code: 1124-0046-P1 $15.79 USD
Angled MiniWave, 3.3 mm, Product Code: 1124-0033-P1 $10.44 USD
MiniWave, Product Code: 1124-0032-P1 $10.44 USD