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How to make a soldering iron? Answered

How can i make a soldering iron from low cost and easily available materials?

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CameronSS

Best Answer 9 years ago

Given that you can get a basic soldering iron for under $25 from Ripoff Shack, or for $15 online, or less than $10 secondhand or from a Chinese seller on eBay, this is probably a situation where you couldn't make one for the same quality for less than they cost to buy.

That said, a soldering iron at its simplest is just an electric heating coil attached to a thin tip. There are many methods to making a heated metal point, the simplest being a nail and a torch.

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eric m

8 years ago


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lubee

9 years ago

please contact me .we are a manufacturer for soldering iron. www.chinajindiao.com jindiaonb@hotmail.com Contact :Mr Lubee

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causffect

9 years ago

i got some broken appliances and i wonder if i could make a soldering iron i want one that workes on batteries, electrical outlet and usb please email me instructiions for buiding at ericlloydelder@aol.com

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jeff-o

9 years ago

Don't bother! Just buy one.

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11010010110

9 years ago

just addition to what cameron said - if you buy electrical iron be sure to get one with earth connection. the ones with 2 entry plugs can shock (my own experience)