Fixing a Bent Soldering Iron Tip

Introduction: Fixing a Bent Soldering Iron Tip

Recently i dropped my soldering iron while it was on and it bent, and now while it is easier to solder around things, it has also caused a curve that solder seems to be "drawn into"(its a pain if you have this problem, because solder goes to the bend instead of the item being soldered)...

BTW: All of the pictures were taken by my droid incredible

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Step 1: Materials

Items You Will need
  1. A hammer - Get and use one with some weight so that you don't have to beat it to get it to mold
  2. Block of wood - To prevent floor damage
  3. Soldering iron with a bent tip
  4. Solder - To test the temperature of the tip

Step 2: Getting Ready

Plug in your soldering iron and once it is hot enough to melt solder set it on the wood. grab your hammer and gently tap it back to shape.

Step 3: Finished Product

This is how it turned out for me.

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    2 Discussions

    1
    mazza73
    mazza73

    1 year ago

    On many
    occasions it is preferable to have a bent tip, because it offers a
    greater contact surface and in some cases allows you to work more
    comfortably in areas difficult to reach. I would have left it bent! :) Bent tips are sold, but unfortunately they are not available for all welders.

    0
    Tinker_Tom
    Tinker_Tom

    9 years ago on Introduction

    This is quite alright, but just a slight bend could be useful.