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Hello All.

Today I'll be going over the steps on how to make a Convenient Solder Pen. I find these a lot easier to use than pulling the solder directly from the spool. 

Step 1: Parts and Materials

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You will only need 2 different materials and 1 tool for this project:

1 Spool of Solder (I used 0.8mm / 0.032")
1 Non Mechanical Pen (Larger pen works well)

1 Pair of Wire Cutters.
 
afonsus made it!7 months ago
Nice!
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brainiac58 months ago

It seems like a good fit for elwire.

kd1uc3 years ago
I have tried the .7 mm pencil and it seems to work but I will have to use it for a while longer to be sure.

What I did to solve the quantity issue was to cut several pieces 2.5 inches long (63.5 mm) the same as the lead length and straighten them. When one gets too short I pull it out and the next one feeds right in.

I wish I had one of my older pencils that has a metal tip but if I keep plenty of length sticking out it hasn't been an issue thus far.
mrmerino3 years ago
Do not throw anything away. Also, do not use a cheap pen where the nib is molded to the tip. Then, do not spill blue ink all over yourself when taking the nib out. After that, do not run to the bathroom with blue ink on everything you own to try to rinse it off before it sets. And don't let your parents see the blue ink stains you made on the bathroom counter top while trying to wash everything off.
You have no idea how hard I am laughing sir. May your counter tops come squeaky clean. lol
easy to build and useful, i love it
conservator3 years ago
A very cool and handy tool!
Tinkerteem3 years ago
salute!!!
cccoooooooooooooooooool....................i like it first....
hcockerham4 years ago
creative, could it work on a mechanical pencil?
dog digger4 years ago
This is the same as my instructable, "simple solder dispenser for ~$2"
very much........ :)
Wouldn't a metal pen body be a lot safer, considering the high heat it's going to be near?
Sounds like a good way to burn your fingers if you use it for a while.
cebulifer4 years ago
Works! Nice Idea!!!
skim14 years ago
Would it work if you got a mechanical pencil, and got solder the same size as the led, the use it like it was a pencil?
I use 0.7mm solder, and if you straighten it out pretty well, it goes through a mechanical pencil of the same size just fine.
I think you will have a hard time finding a mechanical pencil that uses that big lead.
There are mechanical pencils that use 1mm lead which should work just fine. Now, I'm off to staples.
josh1324 skim14 years ago
I don't see why not, just try it and post if it works
~josh1324
i have plenty of thick pencils
cattrace4 years ago
i will make one~
berky934 years ago
I tested with a .9mm mechanical pencil and yes, it does work. However, the solder has to be fairly straight for it to work so the tight coiling provided too much friction for the system to handle. I opted instead to just stick with the pull out method, but I used the pencil instead of a pen because it provided more pressure which holds the solder a little more firmly. It works well though, I'm very happy about this idea.

Also, this pencil had a button on the grip, not in the back, so I removed the button and now I have a little window to see if I'm running low on solder.
Dannne114 years ago
Clever
neorazz4 years ago
brilliant
cebulifer4 years ago
very nice idea!!! making one now.
how do i use it
pull out the solder when you need it.
R.A.T.M4 years ago
thay have soo much soder i then when your done
slice_rulz4 years ago
they are disposable pens i wouldn't bother with refills i would make a whole bunch of these. nice work! im going to try this next time i have a soldering project.
that's very cool :)