I love making projects from scratch whenever possible, so soldering comes in the process.But soldering needs to be done in a well-ventilated Environment or a Fume Extractor should be used.

But Why is soldering so dangerous?

Flux generates the visible fumes seen during soldering. Exposure to rosin can cause eye, throat and lung irritation, nose bleeds and headaches. Repeated exposure can cause respiratory and skin sensitisation, causing and aggravating asthma. Rosin is a serious occupational health hazard.

But Fume extractor are really expensive like 70$ which beginner like to skip because of the price.
In this instructable, I will share what I used for so many years.This project cost around 5$ but works like a charm.
Not only it can be used for soldering only it can also be used for 3D Printing ABS, as it fumes and also toxic in nature.

Advantages of This Fume Extractor

  • Cheap
  • Purifies Air completely
  • Adjustable Legs
  • Portable
  • Fun to Build

If you like this project do vote for it in the contest

Step 1: Part List

Most of my parts are salvaged, I highly encourage people to salvage and recycle but if someone wants I have all the item listed below.

Activated carbon Filter : http://amzn.to/2jlcdkC

DC fan: http://amzn.to/2jxSonk

M4 Nuts and Bolts http://amzn.to/2jyE7H7

Switch http://amzn.to/2jNhVZb

DC jack http://amzn.to/2jnXgOk


Glue gun http://amzn.to/2iXE0nG

Soldering Iron http://amzn.to/2jNj2Im

3D Printer Link https://goo.gl/Xpp422

<p>Very nice instructable! Just curious, but how long does the carbon filter last before it needs to be replaced? </p>
<p>Good instructible by the way. Easy to follow, and everyone should build one for soldering, laser cutting, 3D printing etc.</p>
<p>Thanks ,share your make , and yes amazon is a bit expensive but i didn't have local seller . </p>
<p>Very good 'ible.' I need to make one. You gave me the motivation to get it done. Thank you!</p>
<p>hope you share a pic when done . i really wanna see it ,Why not drop a vote for it :)</p>
<p>I bought some pads from my local Australian pet supply wholesaler (made for aquariums) and it was cheaper than the Amazon price. AU$8.90 for 30x30cm . Plus, I know it is good quality and I can go see them face to face for more.</p>
<p>UHHM uhm.:D</p>
<p>kya hua ?</p>
<p>A word of caution: You can buy the filter material off eBay very cheaply. But DO NOT buy the one decribed as &quot;10PCS Black Square Universal Activated Carbon Foam Sponge Air Filter Pads Set X&quot; where X is an appended character (alphabetic or symbol), and quoted as quite large (&quot;Approx size:500mm x 120mm x 20mm&quot;). I bought some and it is NOT carbon impregnated. It is just plain old black foam. I had a real Battle Royal with that vendor, who lists it dozens of times.<br><br>I did buy some 13x13cm, and it was good. It's now stopping ABS fumes from leaking out of my 3D printer enclosure. <a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/252608246177" rel="nofollow">http://www.ebay.com/itm/252608246177</a></p><p>The way to test is with an ohmmeter. Genuine carbon exhibits conductivity. The resisance changes with pressure. </p>
<p>Thanks for sharing i admit there exist alot of fakes ,</p>
<p>can you tell me which camera you used for taking the images of the smoke from the soldering iron,and nice instructable.</p>
<p>Its a canon 520 Hs </p>

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