This complete electronic and hobby soldering kit is perfect for crafting and basic electronics.
- 20-watt miniature soldering iron heats up to 860°F (460°C).
- Three tips for soldering: cone point, chisel point and fine point.
- Four brass tips for wood-burning and leather crafts: dot point, universal point, script point and grading point.
- One tip for stencil cutting.
- One hot knife tip for Styrofoam sculpting.
- Includes safety stand.
- Interchangeable tips enable you to use this one iron for general soldering as well as a variety of wood, leather and Styrofoam crafts.
- Be prepared for any job and stock up on a variety of solder, including rosin-core, lead-free, silver-bearing, clear flux and more.
- UL listed -- UL has tested representative samples of this product and determined that it meets UL's requirements.
How to solder
- Thoroughly clean parts to be soldered.
- Use solder sparingly. Excess can spread to other connections and cause a short circuit.
- Tin the tip by plugging in the iron and letting it heat fully (about three minutes). Rub solder on all its tapered surfaces until the tip is completely coated. Wipe off excess solder with a soft, moist cloth or sponge (or you can use a tip tinner / cleaner compound such as catalog no. 6400020)
- Before soldering, tin the wire by heating it and letting a small amount of solder flow onto it.
- Apply the tapered surface of the tip (not its point) to the joint to be soldered. Then apply solder to the heated joint. Do not let solder flow onto the joint by melting the solder on the tip of the iron.
- Work only in a dry area that is free from flammable materials.
- Do not attempt to touch the tip of a hot soldering iron or remove solder from its surface with your hands.
- When not in use, always place the soldering iron on a safety stand.
- Store the soldering iron in a dry, secure place where children cannot reach it.
WARNING: This product, 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).