32957Re: [midatlanticretro] [OT] Soldering Iron Tip Issues
- Oct 25, 2013On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 10:08 AM, Systems Glitch <systems.glitch@...> wrote:> 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.
That is an excellent suggestion. I'll look in to that.- Alex
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