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Soldering station -- bad station, bad tips, bad user... or all of them?

Well, I have a Fixpoint AP2 soldering station... it's basically a cheap soldering iron with a knob to control (or try to) temperature. I recognise that my soldering skills are nothing to write home about (I had no previous experience). Despite that the solder tip that came original with the soldering iron (despite being a bit "thick") I think would behave normally/properly so any soldering mistake I could only blame myself. Then I decided to use it to poke holes in plastic (and yes, I knew I would ruin it). Which led me to buy a set of 4 tips.

Maintenance: components and unread posts

You know our Components section right? Most of the components in that database are automatically imported from a few vendors who are friendly enough to allow us access to their databases. Each time a new component is added to a vendor's catalog, our server imports it into ours. Changes in details like description and price are also automatically updated.