D.i.y.: Custom-tips for Soldering-iron

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a lot of times the tips that come with solder-irons just dont cut it. just make your own. really a ton of material works. here i use the lid of a fish-can (although copper would be better, but i will make a quick & dirt ´knife´-tip for plastic-welding).

Supplies:

needed:
_ a solder-iron (nobrainer)

_ some kind of (thin) tin - (or just bang down some metal)

_ pliers

Step 1: Create a Piece of ´tube´ From Some Tin

_ cut a strip of metal-tin >

_ roll it up with pliers into a ´tube´ the size of the heating-coil of the iron >

_ flatten the end of the tube/tip; cut/file/grind in into any shape you wish >

_ connect tip with iron, ready

Step 2: Done

(above: parts before assembly)

thank to all.

bowing.

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    audreyobscura

    7 days ago

    Thanks for sharing your soldering tip tips!