[vcf-midatlantic] VCF East Clinic kudos

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Sun May 1 22:33:37 UTC 2022

If your soldering iron tip is almost unusable because of oxidation, the brass “wool”  will actually clean it enough so you can use flux to re tin the tip.


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> On May 1, 2022, at 4:59 PM, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> 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
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> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA

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