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Offline Suffolk Lad

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Rigging tensioner ?
« on: June 13, 2016, 05:39:12 AM »
Hi guys, Further to my questions regarding tensioning mono-filament rigging I thought you might be interested to see this.

I saw this on E-bay for the princely sum of 14.99 with 'free' postage. It comes with five differing sized bits and has, given the price, a reasonably well made look about it. Allegedly variable from 150 to 500 degrees how it performs for the intended task remains to be seen but it's a lot less unwieldy than the last iron used. Besides it should allow for some finer soldering too.



Hope that's of interest to someone

Regards - Tug

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Re: Rigging tensioner ?
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2016, 08:08:15 AM »
Bargain. must get one.
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Re: Rigging tensioner ?
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2016, 09:00:50 AM »
That is an excellent price you paid Tug, mine cost me around the $80.

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Offline stefanbuss

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Re: Rigging tensioner ?
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2016, 03:49:22 PM »
Exactly the sort of soldering station i use for that purpose (apart from the island-specific power connection, of course. As if driving on the wrong side wouldn't be enough of a difference from the continent  8)). Has served me well for years.

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Re: Rigging tensioner ?
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2016, 08:16:10 PM »
Wow, that is cheap, but without the nasty included!
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Re: Rigging tensioner ?
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2016, 02:40:39 AM »
Tug, can you give some more details, brand, model number.  Would like to look that up and maybe purchase, too.

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Offline Suffolk Lad

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Re: Rigging tensioner ?
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2016, 04:15:31 AM »
Hi Guys - seems you all think the same as I did - good value for the outlay  ;)

Mack - this is the link to the page - there are others but I thought this was the best deal for the price. BTW the slightly cheaper version (same model) does not come with the spare tips
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272161465372?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Regards - Tug
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Offline IFF1418

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Re: Rigging tensioner ?
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2016, 03:57:44 PM »
Hi,

14.99 is really great, but 19.99 postage and packaging to Belgium is crazy!

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Re: Rigging tensioner ?
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2016, 04:51:12 PM »
Now that Patrick was not something I was aware of  :o That isn't just a bit steep it's is as you express bloody ridiculous. Ah-well, look at it this way, they are making up for all the free postage in the UK  ;D

Commiserations - Tug

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Re: Rigging tensioner ?
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2016, 08:03:44 PM »
I don't know...
I burn rigging by only using extinguished matches... I'm sure I'll end up with melting a wing by using a solder... :o
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Re: Rigging tensioner ?
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2016, 10:07:07 PM »
Edo - if you check this you'll see that's how I began.
http://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=7338.0

Third paragraph under first pic you'll see I did try this using the larger 'Cooks' matches. What I found was that it works pretty quick but only very localised for as soon as the heat dissipates the effect is lost. Using the iron gave a consistent heat along the length of rigging which really tightened quite a slack line but I agree it is an operation where one has to use extreme care.

Regards - Tug