Tinning the tips of braided wires is an important skill. I developed a quick technique to speed it up during a recent project.
I'm using regular solder, a soldering iron, and my work area has one of these silicone mats that are great for soldering projects (as you will see)!
Step 1: Cut Small Piece of Solder
The ruler is there for scale. I usually cut the solder with a little razor blade.
Step 2: Melt the Solder Onto the Wire Tip
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Step 3: Example of the Process
I hope this helps you out as another technique in your tool kit. If you have any other suggestions of clever ways for expediting the tip tinning part of a project, please comment below!