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RadioShack Tip Tinner and Cleaner (0.5 oz.)

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64-020

 | Catalog #: 64-020
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Product Summary

Keep your equipment in good shape!

RadioShack Tip Tinner and Cleaner helps keep your soldering iron ready for quick and effective connections and prevents the oxidation of tips.

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  • Material Safety Data Sheet
    • Quickly and easily tins soldering iron tips
    • Non-corrosive
    • Self-adhesive base
    Pricing and availability: Please note that all prices are subject to change without prior notice. Prices advertised on this site are for online orders only. Prices on some items may differ from those advertised in RadioShack stores. All merchandise may not be available at all stores, and all stores may not participate in all sales promotions. We recommend you contact the store to confirm product availability and price.

    Disclaimer: California residents: WARNING: This product contains, or when used for soldering and similar applications produces, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects (or other reproductive harm).

What's in the box

  • 0.05oz. Tip Tinner/Clearer Compound
 

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  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
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RadioShackTip Tinner/Cleaner Compound (0.5 Oz.)
 
4.7

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Minor projects (5)
    • Large projects (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional (5), Avid do-it-yourselfer (3)

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    5.0

    Does the trick

    By David G

    from Jupiter, FL

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about RadioShack Tip Tinner/Cleaner Compound (0.5 Oz.):

          Keeps tip clean and shiney. It's a good alternative to solder which has damaging rosin. Cap comes off easily unlike one of the competitor's products. It's a must have product if you're soldering and want to protect the longevity of your soldering tip.

           
          5.0

          Two Thumbs Up on this product

          By Jim the old-timer

          from Oklahoma City, OK

          About Me Professional

          Pros

          • Good heat control
          • Would Like 56 Years Ago

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about RadioShack Tip Tinner/Cleaner Compound (0.5 Oz.):

              For over 56 years I have experienced problems with tinning of my soldering iron tips, but this stuff really works. I build cicuit boards with as many as 100 connections per square inch. It would still be great product at twice the price.
              Thanks Radio Shack for stocking product 64-020.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome!

              By Fae

              from Denver, CO

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • High quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about RadioShack Tip Tinner/Cleaner Compound (0.5 Oz.):

                  I had to repair my EL wire and anyone familiar with EL wire knows how tiny the wires are. Anyway, I have always struggled with tinning the tip of my soldering wand and was not looking forward to this project. Saw the 'Tip Tinner and Cleaner Compound' on the Radio Shack website and thought what the heck I'll give it a try. I was so impressed with how easy it tinned the tip! My repair job went from dreading, to what else needs to be soldered in the house. It's super easy to use; just dip the hot tip of your soldering wand into it. The package says to remove the sponge from the soldering station and mount the tip tinner in its place. I mounted mine between the sponge and the support spring on my station as I found I needed to occasionally wipe off the excess solder. Once it's mounted I recommend using a flat head screw driver to pop the lid off instead of yanking on it. A must have for all soldering projects. Hope RS never discontinues this product.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  WELL worth it!

                  By Captain Colon

                  from Altamont, NY

                  About Me Professional

                  Pros

                  • Heavy duty
                  • High quality
                  • Long Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Garage
                    • Large Projects
                    • Minor Projects

                    Comments about RadioShack Tip Tinner/Cleaner Compound (0.5 Oz.):

                    I was a bit put off by the price at first but I've barely even made headway into the first container after a few months. I've found that if you just jab your iron into it like the directions seem to imply is the way that it starts to disappear pretty quickly...not to mention I tended to get a lot more material on the tip than I wanted. I seem to get much better results by using this kind of like a pumice stone and lightly scraping it against the tip as if I'm trying to sharpen it...transfers just enough material to good conduction and makes no bubbly noxious mess whatsoever compared to the Vlad the Impaler technique.

                    At the rate I'm using it right now I wouldn't be surprised if this little tin lasted the rest of the year...and I've recently been soldering almost all day every day!

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Works good, but causes damage

                    By Alex the Hacker

                    from Niagara Falls, NY

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Minor Projects

                        Comments about RadioShack Tip Tinner/Cleaner Compound (0.5 Oz.):

                        This stuff really does the trick making your soldering iron look/work like new. BUT... it starts a chemical reaction that will devour tips with a single chomp. I mean the tip of my iron looked crusty, I scrubbed it off and used this product, it works/looks like new until the whole last 1/4" of the tip erodes away over the next week. Maybe it's just me, but this stuff is staying in the FAR back of the cupboard. Buyer beware!

                        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Excellent product

                        By Lapat

                        from Florida

                        About Me Professional

                        Pros

                        • High quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about RadioShack Tip Tinner/Cleaner Compound (0.5 Oz.):

                            I've been a professional Electronic technician for more than 20 years and I was hesitant at first but I can assure you this Tip Tinner is as good (if not better) as any of the well-known-brand ones I've been using for years (Kester, Hakko and Multicore)

                            I used it on an old Hakko Dash and it took ALL the oxidation away, leaving the tip like new.

                            (16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            I like it!

                            By HSteach

                            from Grand Rapids, MI

                            About Me Beginner

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Minor Projects

                                Comments about RadioShack Tip Tinner/Cleaner Compound (0.5 Oz.):

                                Made tinning the tip easy and enjoyable.

                                (37 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Works Awesome!

                                By RobinTheBrave

                                from WA

                                About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • High quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about RadioShack Tip Tinner/Cleaner Compound (0.5 Oz.):

                                    Works great. Leaves your tip clean and with just the right amount of solder. Didn't really think about it when I bought it (wouldn't have mattered anyhow), but 0.5 oz is pretty small. The container barely measures 1.25" in diameter, and is kind of hard to open. I don't know why I assumed it would be a paste, but it's not. It's kind of a compressed powder. Little granules of it spill out every time you open it. So be warned! I gave myself a surprise dusting the first time I wrestled the lid off. Not fun.

                                    (24 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Essential to prolong tip life!

                                    By Andy

                                    from Atlanta

                                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Essential

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Every time you solder
                                      • Large Projects
                                      • Minor Projects

                                      Comments about RadioShack Tip Tinner/Cleaner Compound (0.5 Oz.):

                                      This is an essential product if you anything more than casual soldering. This will prolong the life of your tips - use it to tin the tip as soon as it heats up, and it will protect it from oxidation.

                                      (20 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Great product

                                      By Dave

                                      from USA

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Large Projects
                                          • Minor Projects

                                          Comments about RadioShack Tip Tinner/Cleaner Compound (0.5 Oz.):

                                          Great product that does exactly what it is designed to do and is sold at a reasonable price. I did have a hard time finding this product in local RS-stores a few years back. It seems that this product was held up in distribution channels so that it could be repackaged with a warning from the state of California.

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