Skillbuilder: Learn to Solder

Skillbuilder: Learn to Solder


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  1. Tina Deng

    October 11, 2018 at 9:52 am

    10 years experiences PCBA manufacturer, email to: to feel free to get quotation.;

  2. Mary Ormbrek

    October 11, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Thank you for this info. I am going to an interview tomorrow and I have no soldering skills at all. This will help me.

  3. b888

    October 11, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Wow didn't expect such a poor wire splice from make!

  4. Brad Caldwell

    October 11, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Didn't work

  5. ERD Epoch

    October 11, 2018 at 9:52 am

    0:21 were the wires even tinned?

  6. Digitalhunny

    October 11, 2018 at 9:52 am

    I'm the MOST clumsy person you'll EVER meet.
    I'm nursing a scald from a stupid Walmart glue gun. But I NEED to learn to solder.
    I'll just ready 911 on speed dial…. *sigh

  7. Ryan Emerle

    October 11, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Conical tips tend to have terrible heat transfer characteristics due to the small surface area and mass. Get yourself a high quality chisel or wedge tip and it should work for 99% of THT component soldering.

    Fine point conical can be useful with SMD soldering, but more sophisticated techniques are generally required anyway.

    Simple tips: get a solder station with temperature control, use leaded solder with flux core (it's much easier to work with), don't apply solder to the tip when soldering a joint – apply to the component leg opposite of the iron. Lastly, practice. Get some cheap soldering practice kits. This will give you a feel for your iron, temperatures, solder behavior, etc before working on a real project.

  8. David Brenneman

    October 11, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Use a tip appropriate for the pad size. Don't over use either the wet sponge or the brass tip cleaner. An overly wet sponge cools the tip too much. The brass tip cleaner CAN erode the iron tip. Never 'park' a iron without leaving some solder on the tip while it isn't being used. The tip will last longer. Never leave it without some fresh solder on it. Spend as little time as is necessary per solder joint. The longer it is on the pad the higher risk of permanent damage. Leaded solder and lead free have different soldering characteristics. If excessive flux residue is left on the board, clean off with a flux remover. Flux is a cleaner of metals and can still contaminate a solder joint if left behind in sufficient quantity. A clean board after soldering is always best.

  9. CreMaker Huang

    October 11, 2018 at 9:52 am


  10. Justin Bennett

    October 11, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Any tips for someone with unsteady/shaky hands?

  11. Cameron Crosby

    October 11, 2018 at 9:52 am

    2:17 That's why you need to put heatshrink on both sides of the helping hands. :0

  12. open defecation

    October 11, 2018 at 9:52 am

    and you miss out about maintenance after use.


    October 11, 2018 at 9:52 am

    For cleaning


    October 11, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Does it need wet sponge

  15. Ivan A.

    October 11, 2018 at 9:52 am

    What is the best temperature to set the soldering station (TH components)? 370degC?

  16. Rodney Hampton

    October 11, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Wish they had taught this in shop when I was in middle school. Invaluable skill. RHamptonCISSP

  17. Le PicBois

    October 11, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Love that type of video! Short, instructive and well shot! 🙂

  18. Honeysuckle Subliminals

    October 11, 2018 at 9:52 am

    I'm only almost 13.

  19. WebbyNZ

    October 11, 2018 at 9:52 am

    L people, there is a L in the word Sole Der

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