[vcf-midatlantic] Soldering Temp and Gauge Wire?

Neil Cherry ncherry at linuxha.com
Wed Mar 11 08:40:33 EDT 2020

On 3/11/20 8:06 AM, Bill Degnan via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> Everyone will give their opinion.  Start with 80% and gage how easily
> solder is melted to the component on the board.  Its really up to you.  A
> good tip is just as important.  Quality solder too.  Higher quality, lower
> temp needed.
> Bill

Tip one, keep the tip clean (clean it before you put it away. Get someone to show
you how to keep it clean. I prefer the wet sponge, others the 'brillo ball' (it
looks like a huge ball of coiled metal).

Tip two, never use sand paper or anything abrasive to clean the tip. Now you see
why I prefer the wet sponge.

Tip two, NEVER use the soldering iron tip to melt plastic. It's really difficult
to get that junk out of the tip. If you want to melt something like heat shrink
use the barrel of the soldering iron.

Tip three: if you smell chicken, your holding the wrong end of the soldering iron
;-). Never ever attempt to catch the soldering iron if it falls.

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