After soldering anything, the tip of the soldering iron needs to be cleaned off. To do this, simply wipe the tip over a special soldering iron cleani...
Step 5: Tin the tip
For a new soldering iron, you will want to melt a thin coat of solder onto the tip. This is considered "tinning the tip." This thin coat will help to provide a base of solder which will help the solder to flow when you actually try to solder things later.
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