Soldering

  • How to Desolder

    Once you have got the hang of soldering, you will quickly learn that desoldering is also a very important skill to have.

    What is Desoldering?

    In electronics, desoldering is the removal of solder or components from a circuit board, allowing you to rectify any mistakes or make repairs. In some cases it can be a crucial skill, that is even more useful than soldering itself. Continue reading

  • How To Clean & Maintain Your Iron

    The following guide will advise you on how to care properly for your soldering iron, offerings tips on the best ways to clean and maintain your iron.

    Taking good care of your iron is very simple and can be done quickly with little fuss.

    Benefits

    A clean, well-maintained soldering iron will result in a longer iron life and a cleaner solder. Cleaning your tips will ensure that any accumulated oxides, dust and dirt are removed, andtaking good care of your iron will ensure years of flawless service. Continue reading

  • Tips for Selecting a Soldering Iron

    When looking for the right soldering iron you can be faced with a number of options.

    There is a vast range of soldering irons on the market, occurring a variety of different sizes and shapes. When choosing a soldering iron you should take into account the project you are planning as well as how often you are planning on using it.

    Below you will find a guide to choosing the right soldering iron for project in electronics.

    When you’re selecting a soldering iron, we believe that the three most important considerations are: Continue reading

  • Soldering Jewellery

    Soldering can have many applications, one of them being jewellery making.

    Jewellery making is up there as one of the biggest businesses in arts and crafts, and soldering gives you the freedom to create unique pieces, as well as practise your technique.

    Methods

    There are two different methods to soldering jewellery: Continue reading

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