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Post by Guest on Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:09 am

With its fast and intense heat, the the 8200 type iron is a must for most peoples workbench, but it can take up a lot of it's surface. A while back, I worked out a way to keep it out of the way, but ready for use. I took a bit of brass rod and bent it over a socket, then bent the legs it formed at right angles, as you can see in the first picture. I then ground semi circular notches in both halves of the irons' housing at the rear. I then slid a piece of insulation over the brass 'eye' to keep the 'eye' from moving around where it passed through the housing. I then got a heavy cup hook and put it into the underside of the bench, so I could hang the iron parallel to a bench leg with the grip easy to grab.

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Post by Guest on Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:13 am

The 'eye' in place, note how the insulation holds it in place on the housing wall.

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Post by Guest on Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:18 am

The finished unit, ready to hang.

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Post by sprman on Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:05 pm

Cool beans like that.They do take up space.Have to try that and see how it goes.Sprman

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Post by Guest on Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:08 pm

I also set my garage gun up in nearly the same manner, except instead of using the insulation, I formed rings around the "eye" with wire, and soldered them into place.where it passes through the housing.

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Post by Ken g on Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:40 pm

You can simply hang these guns through the tip

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Post by Bill Cahill on Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:09 am

Geezzz. I think I need to hang mine. It keeps falling on the floor. First, I broke the back of the case. Now, I found another chunk missing near the pilot light. Geez, I'm hard on them. Sad
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Post by Guest on Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:33 am

Ken g wrote:You can simply hang these guns through the tip

Let me know how that works out for you.

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Post by Motorola man on Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:05 pm

Though the occasional user may not experience the same issues that commercial users see, I still wouldn't recommend hanging a Weller by the tip. As the tip wears, the metal gets thinner as is subject to breaking, which may be exacerbated by hanging from a hook. If it's going to break, it will do it when you hang it up, & Murphy's Law dictates that a hot, falling soldering gun will land in your lap.

The other major problem is the screws or nuts that are used to tighten the tip tend to loosen as they heat & cool, which causes poor connection or on the extreme side, the tip falling out. Hanging from the tip may speed up this process.

So from my point of view, the best bet is a well placed hook on the back or use some industrial strength Velcro (on the handle only, where it won't get hot) & stick it to the wall.
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Post by N7ZAL on Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:37 pm

Agreed and I have some experience doing that as a kid. Shocked
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Post by Guest on Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:41 pm

Here is the setup on my bench.

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Post by Guest on Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:44 pm

OK,.....I'm going to work on another solution and post back if it works. Like Bill, I have a big chunk of the case that broke off from dropping the gun, I did keep it and glue it back. Does any know where to get a new case? The case on the news guns looks like it will fit, has anyone tried to change one? Mine is an 8200N I bought new in 1968 or 1969.

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I think 19&41 has a good solution and I'm glad he started this thread.

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Post by Guest on Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:51 pm

Found this:

http://www.tequipment.net/Weller8200RH.html

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