I don't think you have understood the problem (which is holding the
solder and iron in the same hand), so I shall ignore your comments.
For those slightly more inclined towards careful consideration, there
is a product that could help, but it is no longer available:
Sadly it seems impossible to get this unit any more. Maybe someone
knows of another brand?
On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 4:36 PM, Ron Wright <mccrpt@...> wrote:
> I don't mean to get into something, but I thought ST's reply was kind of funny. I guess I cannot see why someone could not figure out what to do with the excess solder and really thought he was joking. I don't think a good question about what to do with the excessive solder on ones finger would be much to figure out, hi.
> However, I think this is not best way to handle solder while soldering. I simply have on roll and let one end to roll lay on bench and with thumb and for finger hold solder while soldering. I find I am constantly letting the solder go while I reach for something else like wire cutters or something else that needs to be addressed. Even if I have a number of solder joints to make like with a muliti-pin IC or a number of resistors or caps I am still having a need to let the solder go for some other task.
> Whatever gets the job done. But of all the places I've worked in lots of labs and assembly areas I've never seen someone wrap the solder around their finger for there is so much more to assembly than just soldering. But again the finger wrap method would work.
> 73, ron, n9ee/r