6 Best Soldering Equipment You Need to Know

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Soldering is a very intricate process used to join two materials without fusing them. Unlike welding, it does not melt the metals. Instead, it melts solder (filler material) and joins the two metals.

To perform such an intricate process effectively, you have to equip yourself with the right set of equipment.

Soldering is used in different industries like plumbing, electronic assembly, automotive repairs, and making jewelry. You can not use the same set of tools for all soldering applications.

Depending on the materials, their chemical composition, and size, you need to choose the right set of tools. The choice also depends upon your skill in soldering.

The below article contains a comprehensive list of all the best equipment you need for soldering works.

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Soldering Station

A soldering station is a complete kit that comes with all the essential tools for soldering. The common tools include soldering iron, hot air guns, and de-soldering tools. A soldering station is commonly used to solder sensitive electronic components as you can set the precise temperature of the soldering tip.

You have to plug the soldering station into a power outlet and set the temperature to the lowest. Step by step, you have to increase the temperature until the solder melts.

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Soldering Iron

Soldering iron is the most basic soldering equipment that is shaped in the form of a pen. This is used by beginners for DIY soldering works such as soldering PCBs and other electronic components. First, heat the tip of the iron by powering the device. Once heated, place it on the solder and melt it.

 

Soldering Gun

Soldering guns are shaped like pistols and are operated using electricity. The soldering gun uses tin-based solder to solder copper wires or make other electrical connections. You have to connect it to a power outlet and press the trigger to heat the solder.

 

Desoldering Station

A desoldering station uses either hot air or vacuum to melt and remove excess solder after the soldering process. The desoldering station uses a hose to direct air from an air pump. The hose has a nozzle and heating element at the end. The heating element heats the air which melts the solder. Once melted, you can remove the solder easily.

 

Soldering Pencil

Similar to soldering iron, the soldering pencil is used to solder small metallic elements and electrical components. You heat the solder using the heating element located at the end of the soldering pencil. Soldering pencil has a finer point that helps in detailed and microscopic soldering works.

 

Butane Soldering Iron

The butane soldering iron is a modified version of the conventional soldering iron that runs on butane. It heats up fast and can melt solder in less than 40 seconds. Besides, it is also cordless and has a wide range of temperatures. So, you can use this for a wide range of soldering purposes and for soldering different materials.

 

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