20 Most Recent Cooper Industries Weller Soldering Iron, Slim, for WES51, Uses Eta Tips Questions & Answers

use small vise grips on edge of screw!

Cooper... | Answered on Mar 13, 2013

It may be possible that the voltage
input is low it will affect the
temperature.if not change the

Cooper... | Answered on Jul 18, 2012

Perhaps this fuse should be a "T" type or delayed acting (antisurge fuse) . If the fuse has been replaced by an "F" fast acting fuse then this could explain why they are blowing.

Cooper... | Answered on Feb 14, 2011

the iron has a temp probe inside the pencil, most likley the problem. also these have problems with the powersupply but usually it won't heat if its a power supply problem. best guess would be the sensor in the pencil

Cooper... | Answered on Jul 07, 2009

Bits: It's useful to have a small selection of manufacturer's bits (soldering iron tips) available with different diameters or shapes, which can be changed depending on the type of work in hand. You'll probably find that you become accustomed to, and work best with, a particular shape of tip. Often, tips are iron-coated to preserve their life, or they may be bright-plated instead. Copper tips are seldom seen these days.

Cooper... | Answered on Apr 20, 2009

wires in lead to the handle may be broken

Welding Tools | Answered on Jul 11, 2020

the 8 setting nob is for what?

Welding Tools | Answered on May 31, 2020

It is possible to contact a vendor online:


Welding Tools | Answered on May 28, 2020

The correct current, or amperage, setting primarily depends on the diameter and type of electrode selected. For example, a 1/8-inch 6010 rod runs well from 75 to 125 amps, while a 5/32-inch 7018 rod welds at currents up to 220 amps. The side of the electrode box usually indicates operating ranges. Select an amperage based on the material thickness, welding position (about 15 percent less heat for overhead work compared to a flat weld) and observation of the finished weld. Most new welding machines have a permanent label that recommends amperage settings for a variety of electrodes and material thicknesses.

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Welding Tools | Answered on Mar 30, 2020


So, for gasless MIG welding polarity (when using flux core wire), your MIG welding polarity settings should be set to direct current electrode negative (or DCEN). With DCEN, the negative terminal inside your machine is hooked up to your electrode (your MIG gun) while the positive terminal is hooked up to your ground.


Welding Tools | Answered on Mar 22, 2020


What are 4 common welding processes?

There are four common welding processes utilized through out the work industry today. They are :
(Stick Welding or SMAW) Shield Metal Arc Welding
(Mig Welding or GMAW) Gas Metal Arc Welding
(Tig Welding or TMAW) Tungsten Metal Arc Welding
(FCAW) Flux Cored Arc Welding

There are many many welding processes, however these are the most common. The type I am going to discuss briefly today is SMAW. The most economical and cheapest way to learn if welding is for you or not is to start with stick welding. It has the least amount of variables that can go wrong for a beginner. It is not fast paced like mig or flux core, so you have time to watch the molten puddle to see what it is doing and make necessary adjustments to correct the size, shape, and contour of your weld bead. The hardest part for a beginner is to keep the electrode from sticking to the work piece. Thus is the reason it got the name of "stick welding". There are three common ways to strike an arc in SMAW. Tap Start, Scratch Start, and the last is to place the electrode upon your fingers like a pool cue, and shoot the rod like your playing pool.

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