32956Re: [midatlanticretro] [OT] Soldering Iron Tip Issues
- Oct 25, 2013
> Fine sand paper (#400) is definitely a mistake, but if the tip won't tin any other way, it's garbage anyway.Weller and Plato both sell polishing bars intended for removing really heavy deposits of dross and burned-on stuff from soldering iron tips without wrecking the plating. They can be used hot or cold. I use a Weller WPB1 with my Hexacon tips. I've never replaced a tip due to damage from the polishing bar. IIRC, the polishing bar cost $10-15...well worth it if you can save even one tip, and I've had mine for years.
- << Previous post in topic Next post in topic >>