Weller Soldering Tip #3

by Andy on June 12, 2008

Many solder manufacturers recommend that the wire cored solder should not be applied directly to the soldering tip. This is mainly in part due to the aggressive nature of the flux formulations used in the core. However, the tip has to constantly be “tinned.” Therefore the solder must be applied to the tips working surface to protect it from surface oxidation and contamination. Check with the solder manufacturer for a material that is compatible with hand soldering.

Soldering tip 1

Soldering tip 2

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