Introduction: Simple Solder Dispenser Pen for ~$2

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Here is just how to make a simple solder dispenser for next to nothing. 
This is my first instructable. 

Now sometimes a large spool of solder is a bit big for most tasks. And if you don't have a solder dispenser this instructable is for you. It's simple and almost free.

Tools: Wire cutters

Materials: A cheap pen
                   2ft of solder

Step 1: Take Apart the Pen

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Fist thing we need to do is take apart the pen. 
Remove the end cap, the ink and the lid.

Step 2: Wrapping the Pen Ink With Solder

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Now wrap the solder around the ink. Don't wrap it too tightly otherwise it will be hard to pull off.

Step 3: Taking the Solder Off the Pen and Put It in the Pen Body

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Slide the solder off the ink tube and put it in the pen body. Your almost done.

Step 4: Finishing Touches

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Now recap the end of the pen.

Step 5: Done!

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you are now finished

Comments

Phylth (author)2010-11-05

That is genius, digger. Thank you for an instructable from the old school: brilliant tip, widely useful and no CNC machine required.

fire5506 (author)2012-07-29

For Stained Glass I'd either use bar solder or off the roll also. For electronics at the work bench I usually use the roll also, but when I have to do electronics/ electrical away from the work bench a handy dispenser like this is great. I've been looking for something to make a dispencer out of and now I know how. Thank You.

Computothought (author)2012-07-06

Cool.

pandyaketan (author)2012-02-18

For solder free LED Light Bulbs on AC Mains as well as DC / 9V projects using wire connectors, see my IBles...

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ketan
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park47 (author)2011-12-26

THANKs..... think it's good in your hand better than the stock one...:)

facilitator476 (author)2011-11-25

Simple yet elegant. Truly inspiration at its best.

cbg3868 (author)2011-06-09

I really don't see the need for this device. I solder in stained class and I can adequately feed off thee spool.

dog digger (author)cbg38682011-06-10

Can you fit a solder reel in your pocket?
You can defeat the purpose of a portabe gas iron and carry a solder reel when all you need is one of these. Potability. And the thing is, if you can't find a solder reel and you make a lot of these solder dispensers, you can just get one and solder.
There is no need for TV in this world and same goes with magazines etc. There is no need for many things in this world. Some just make life easier, just like this one.

freakyqwerty (author)dog digger2011-07-29

Well said.

aaahotdog (author)2011-07-23

Aces. Pure Aces.

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