[vcf-midatlantic] VCF East Clinic kudos (soldering iron cleaning brass)

Alexander Jacocks jjacocks at gmail.com
Thu May 5 02:27:37 UTC 2022

I have tried the skin on the back of my hand, and my lower arm, and my
upper leg.

Both sponges and brass wool work better.

- Alex

On Wed, May 4, 2022 at 9:50 PM Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> On 5/4/22 21:44, Jonathan Chapman via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> >> That said, though, Hakko is a first-rate company that makes real tools
> >> for industry, not hobby toys, and they sell those brass coily things.
> >> If they didn't work well, Hakko wouldn't be selling them.
> >
> > Yup, that's why I have both kinds on my desk: because it's what the
> manufacturers recommend :P
>    :-)
> > FWIW I did not use a sponge with my first iron, as a kid. I wiped it
> against the edge of the wood workbench top, which was made from dimensional
> lumber. That's apparently how my dad always did it!
>    I don't think I've ever done that, but I've used a wet paper towel in
> a pinch.
>              -Dave
> --
> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA

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