October 11, 2010

Effective cleaning of the soldering tip

An effective way to clean the soldering tip while soldering: using a stainless-steel (or brass) sponge that does not cool off the tip (instead of a damp sponge):


These metal sponges are commonly used to clean stainless-steel pots and pans. It can be put in an empty metal candy-box for safe operation and easy storage (all the solder remains will stay in the metal box).