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This short and easy instructable shows how (and why!) you tin the tip of the soldering iron. Never soldered before? Here's where to start.If you appreciate this instructible, ...
Clear your work area (like a desktop). **If you're reading this instructable, you shouldn't be soldering chips (ICs) yet, but if you WERE to solder ICs, you'd be ...
After a minute or two the iron should be hot enough to steam when touched to the sponge. If not, wait a bit more, or add more water ...
When you put a light layer of solder over another piece of metal, it's called "tinning". Holding the solder in one hand and the iron in the other, ...
Now that your tip is properly tinned, you can start soldering. Try to solder immediately after tinning the tip, the sooner the better. Periodically while you are working ...
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