Make a Soldering Iron Out of a Lighter

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Intro: Make a Soldering Iron Out of a Lighter

Really easy project to make a soldering iron!

Step 1: ​Things You 'll Need

Not many this time , only a lighter (preferably long ) and a piece of copper wire (6 inches)

Step 2: Preparing the Copper Wire

Strip is the copper wire and cut a piece of 3 inch and 2 pieces of 1.5 inch

Bending the piece of 3 inch and twist the ends together

Step 3: Connect Wire to Lighter

Connect the wire to the light with the 2 pieces copper wire (1,5 inch).

Step 4: Ready!

Ready, i've made a video instuction with testing results!

Step 5:

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    NeilRG

    8 months ago

    This is pretty clever. McGyver would be proud. Using heavier wire and filing a point to size required would give more thermal mass and made the soldering process easier.

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    jtinkler

    1 year ago

    Do you have the lighter on as you solder or just to warm it up?

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    jwagner1225

    1 year ago

    This is great thanks

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    cowboy52Joseph jo

    Reply 1 year ago

    Simplicity at its best... Works for me...

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    joen

    2 years ago

    I did something more or less similar once. I needed to do some soldering but didn't have a soldering iron. Held a nail with pliers over a candle flame. Worked as good as my soldering iron. A most pleasant surprise.

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    NEW PEWjoen

    Reply 1 year ago

    Easiest way ;)