@Jiggy-NinjaThe Hakko soldering iron tips are great.It is nice to have an assortment of shapes and sizes for different soldering jobs.As I mentioned in a previous thread, this is my new goto soldering iron tip of choice:EditI shouldn't have used goto .
This type has a shape like a knife and is capable of soldering by applying the tip in 3 ways: line, face and point.It is used for soldering at narrow pitches, correction of bridging and drag soldering.
Where do you get the acrylic strip from?
I do not care for the metal version that comes with a nut.
I love this thread, talk about great tips and tricks posted here. I definitely want to see and contribute more to this thread.I'm going to start off with a real simple one that many of you probably already know and use but here it is anyway.I always keep my strips of used Solder Wick and have used them for a couple of things.1- Add solder to get rid of any of the exposed braiding and use it for ground straps.2- Lay it down on PC Board Traces that don't seem robust enough to handle higher currents and then flood it with solder. It even works great to fix a trace that has actually fried. Done properly it looks good and well no burnt traces.
Hi,I use post #116 to make twisted pairs.I SET the twist by briefly running the heat-gun up and down the twist before releasing it.It relaxes the insulation and helps to get even twist.Tom...