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Valve Radio and Audio Repair Handbook by CHAS MILLER

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Chapter 16

Tools for servicing radio receivers

As regard small tools, anyone who is already something of a handyman already will have a selection of screwdrivers with different blades, various pliers, both blunt and snipe-nosed, side-cutters, a hand drill and a good selection of bits, various files and so on. It is very useful, too, to have at hand a selection of nutdrivers from 8BA up to 0BA and open-ended spanners to cover the same range. You will need at least one good electric soldering iron rated at about 25 W with a fine bit for getting into awkward places; if possible, acquire a larger iron of 60 W or more rating for the odd times when you will have to solder direct to a steel receiver chassis.

Solder ‘guns’

Ordinary soldering irons have heating ...

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