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  • ScunnerDarkly commented on royalestel's instructable Soldering 101: Lesson 1: Tin the Tip11 months ago
    Soldering 101: Lesson 1: Tin the Tip

    "Wet spunge is bad choice"... Seriously, if that was the case manufacturers of hand-soldering equipment wouldn't supply sponges with soldering stations and iron stands, for that exact purpose. Cleaning a hot soldering bit on wet sponge is quick, effective and non-destructive to the tip's plating. Using steel wool or mesh will reduce the lifespan of the bit as it will wear through the plating at the tip. I know from experience as I've been soldering for nearly forty years.

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