[vcf-midatlantic] VCF East Clinic kudos

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Mon May 2 00:54:36 UTC 2022

   Ah, yeah.  I depend on my tools for dinner, man.  I take *much* 
better care of them than that.


On 5/1/22 18:33, Sentrytv wrote:
> 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.
> Mike
> Sent from:
> My extremely complicated, hand held electronic device.
>> 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
>> -- 
>> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
>> New Kensington, PA

Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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