Plug tips differ by their diameter and shape. Nine diameters support 30 different plug style iron groups. A semi-chisel tip shape is furnished as the standard tip for each sold plug iron. See Catalog, Tips for list of plug tips by diameter. Screw tips are for the larger screw tip irons.
Screw tips are furnished in copper (T tip number) with the screw tip irons. A plated equivalent (HT X) is also available for longer life.
J tips fit all Therm-O-Trac TOT-1002 and TOT-1006 soldering stations. J202X is the standard tip furnished with the station. J tips with a 500, 600 or 700 series part number fit the Therm-O-Tract Power Boost TOT-1002PBS soldering stations. A custom outercase is required to accommodate the power boost tip’s larger diameter so be sure to have a TT-PB5, TT-PB-6 or TT-PB7 if you are using Power Boost. J tips with an 800 series fit our largest soldering station of all the Magnum Therm-O-Trac TOT-2300 soldering station. TT-PB8 outercase is used with the Magnum and J802X is the standard tip furnished when Magnum is purchased.
CT tips are used in both the HTC series of soldering stations and the Phenix controlled temperature soldering iron. CT200X series tips fit the classic irons and the CT300X fits the ultra irons. A custom full chisel CT402X tip was developed especially for the stained glass market and also requires a larger outercase. Contact factory for more details.
Sleeve tips fit the Micro-Stedi group of irons and stations. A sleeve tip has a retaining ring around its slotted base. Upon installation of a sleeve tip ensure that the retaining ring fits tight to the base of the tip. HT880X is furnished as the standard tip.
SMD and Other – Using an adaptor tip most irons can solder surface mounted devices. We have a wide range of tips too detailed to share on the website. Copper tips T are included here and can be either copper screw tips or copper plug tips. Copper tips can be formed to your shape without affecting plated surfaces.