0.5mm Precision Solder Pencil... or Got Lead?





Introduction: 0.5mm Precision Solder Pencil... or Got Lead?

Moved this tutorial to Steemit Thank you Instructables for helping me perfect my hobby. But I gotta do what is right for my work and myself.




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    One possible (though a bit more complicated) improvement, perhaps, would be to add a spool holder and a flexible tube to guide the solder from the spool to the pencil (but maybe this isn't even an issue).

    Maybe take a spool holder like


    a plumbing adapter with thread & nut to clamp onto that (probably enlarged) hole and a barb to attach to a rubber tube, which will hopefully fit on the other end to the pencil by friction, pipe clamp, tape, or glue. End result being something like


    Very clever, easy re-purposing. As others are saying, one of those "Why didn't I think of that" ideas.

    Awesome... I was looking at making a dispenser just like the electric one you linked... Now I have an idea to start from. Thanks Kinscore.

    Got to try it out actually soldering today. About 10 clicks feeds enough solder to solder a pin on a through the hole board. The bar for the Dremel Vise works great for holding the roll.

    Oh and the Hakko 888 Digital solder station is sweet, It replaced a cheap 25w Weller iron and I will never go back.

    10 clicks solder 10 clicks solder 10 clicks solder. Done


    Very well made instructable !!!

    Thanks it was a nice fun what if thing that I have used quite a bit since.

    Whoa.... That is incredibly smart.

    awesome tip i need to use this

    Yes they do. When I was 3 my Mom used to say that she was going to send me to live with the squirrels as I was a nut.

    No you're nut a not!

    And thanks for sharing such a clever and wonderful dea.