Tag: soldering

Choosing the Right Soldering Tip

"Hey, you're talking to my guy all wrong. It's the wrong tone. Do it again, I'll stab you in the face with a soldering iron." Joe Dirt (2001) While we don't recommend using your soldering iron for homicide, we DO recommend following this guide to determine which tips you'll need for your project. Soldering is probably a lot older than you'd think. It dates back to at least 3,000 B.C. where the Sumer people of Mesopotamia used soldering to assemble their swords. Historically, soldering was used mainly for jewelry, cookware, and stained glass. Today it is widely used in electrical work and electronics. If you're…

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Hack Your Mechanical Pencil into a Soldering Pen

Soldering automotive or household wires is one of the first tasks you learn to do with your soldering gun. But working on a delicate circuit board takes a greater degree of finesse with your hands. This is an ability some of us struggle with as we get older and for others, well, being born with clumsy hands is just a part of life! Nathan Cox posted on Thingiverse that we was tired of his spools and thick fingers "not getting along" and decided to make a tool to give him better control over his soldering projects. He…

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