Intro: Homemade Solder Wick/braid
I wanted to share with you this trick i learned years ago when i was trying to clean some Pcb traces. One night while i was doing some electronics repair i found out that i run out of solder wick, because i don't use it that much i didn't care to have extra of it, so i grabbed a piece of copper wire, i smeared it with some flux and i use it as a solder wick and it worked like a charm.
Step 1: The Making
To make your own solder wick you will just need a piece of stranded copper wire and some flux.
- Strip the wire
- Twist the wire to hold a straight shape
- Apply some flux to it
And now you just made a solder wick from a piece of copper wire, you can use it as the usual solder wick.
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