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Tip Tinner/Cleaner Compound (0.5 Oz.)

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64-020

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Product Summary

Keep your equipment in good shape!

Keeps your soldering iron ready to make quick and efficient connections, and prevents oxidation of tips. 0.5 oz (14.2gm) tin.

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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).

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  • 0.05oz. Tip Tinner/Clearer Compound
 

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  • Parts: 90 days
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March 28, 2006 6300020D - Solder Tip Tinner/Cleaner (Material Safety Data Sheet)

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RadioShackTip Tinner/Cleaner Compound (0.5 Oz.)
 
4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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91%

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 12 customers

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    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.

                          (36 of 36 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.

                                    (21 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Keeps soldering iron free of oxidation

                                    By Sciolist

                                    from Oklahoma City, OK

                                    About Me Do-It-Yourself

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

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

                                          Works as well as any brand of cleaner I've used. Highly recommended.

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