[vcf-midatlantic] VCF East Clinic kudos

RETRO Innovations go4retro at go4retro.com
Sun May 1 21:46:20 UTC 2022

On 5/1/2022 3:59 PM, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> On 5/1/22 16:56, RETRO Innovations via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>> I might be the exception then, as I ditched sponges long ago for the 
>> coarse steel wool and I've never looked back.  I've never had a tip 
>> damaged (PACE, Metcal, and Weller here), and one less thing (ensuring 
>> sponge has moisture in it) to worry about.
>   Tell me more.  Does the steel (brass, etc) wool get your tips as 
> clean as a wet sponge?
>   (I've been using sponges for ~45 years, so I'm reading every word!)
>           -Dave
At least for me it does, and if you jab into the middle, it cleans all 
parts of the tip at once, no need to reposition the tip on the sponge 
(maybe no one else had to do that, but I sometimes get stuff on the top 
of the tip)

Sorry, I realized I misspoke above.  brass wool, not steel.  I do 
carpentry as well, so steel wool evidently leaves the fingers onto the 
KB faster.


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