If you observe professionals (engineers, technicians, rework people in commercial electronics companies,you will never see them tinning the tip of the iron with a roll of solder unless they simply don't have any paste at that station. It just doesn't make sense because it requires both hands and is not as fast at sticking the hot tip in the paste and rotating it for a second. Only an amateur would do that. You don't save any money because one tin lasts years.
Please back this up (images, video, text IPC-papers etc).I have been working in the electronics industry for the last 15 years (Production/test/repair) in Denmark, and i have never seen that practiced.// Per.
lNo one said paste FLUXt I said SOLDER PASTE ( to tin the tiip) I've never seen paste flux either.
No one said paste FLUX ! I said SOLDER PASTE !( to tin the tiip) I've never seen paste flux either. I sai luquid flux ( squeze bottle) and solder paste.
I use kester 44 as well. I like liquid flux for SMD work, but I use the solder/tin paste to tin the tip .