SOLDERING AID

JRinTawa

JRinTawa

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More top tips for soldering.

Make sure the component is clean. If you don't use a resin cored fluxed solder, then apply the appropriate flux (dependant on the metal you are soldering; Carrs do a range available at your model shop).

Put the flat surface of the bit of your solder iron under your component lead, and apply the solder (wire) from above.

Heat rises, and the solder flows better if aided by gravity.

Might be obvious to most, but you'd be surprised as to what I've seen....

Good tip Gary, very obvious when you read it and guess who has learnt a valuable tip today :D


Oh and the bluetac method is also a great tip.
 
KeithT

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EDIT Transferred to correct Thread!
 
mike

mike

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I had an adjustable soldering iron from Maplins it was good but the I bought a butane one threw the adjustable away as I never used it again

Gas its the future
I did it t'other way round &: but I will revert to the gas one. It is small but perfectly formed (Remind you of someone?)
Reminder to self - get a refill canister PDQ.
you are awfull, but i like it....