Thursday, September 15, 2022

Corroded Soldering Iron Tips!


Hey friends! Last week on my YouTube channel I talked about soldering irons and tips that become corroded, worn out, and just plain damaged. 

There are a number of reasons why this happens, and I talk about it extensively in my upcoming soldering book, but until then, I thought I'd dig around in my workshop and see what old irons I could find for examples. 

Different soldering irons each have different types of tips and each of those irons and tips are changed in different ways. 

How do you know when it's time to switch out that old soldering iron tip for a brand new, shiny one? 

One big indicator that it's time for a new tip is when the tip will not hold solder. Another indicator is when the tip will not heat correctly. 

Be sure to check out the video and see how difficult it can be to try to remove an old seized soldering iron tip!

I hope to have my new soldering book released in time for the holidays, so be sure to stay tuned for that announcement. Happy soldering! 

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