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    Soldering Tips for Beginners

    Most, if not all, engineers know how to handle a soldering iron. But there are a few folks in the industry who want to know more about those wisps of smoke they sometimes see rising from our workbenches.

    http://www.radiomagonline.com/deep-d...eginners/38783

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    I think that article should have focused more in the importance of having a good (not too hot) iron.

    The biggest problem I see most novices trying to cope with is the fact that their iron is too hot so it effectively vaporizes the flux in just a second or so. This results in horrible dry joints and spikes of solder where the iron was withdrawn from the join.

    It's also a lot easier for beginners to learn with lead-based solder than the newer lead-free alloys.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Channel 1 View Post
    Most, if not all, engineers know how to handle a soldering iron. But there are a few folks in the industry who want to know more about those wisps of smoke they sometimes see rising from our workbenches.

    http://www.radiomagonline.com/deep-d...eginners/38783

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    an excellent article that wayne
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