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10 silly mistakes to avoid when soldering.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:23 am
by Son of a gun-ner
Hi peeps.
I stumbled on this video while browsing, I thought it would be handy for some :thumbup:

Watch "10 STUPID ERRORS To AVOID in Soldering and TIPS" on YouTube
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This video would go well with this thread.

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Re: 10 silly mistakes to avoid when soldering.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:04 am
by Jimster
Excellent video and perfect timing as my old soldering iron has one foot in the grave. It only cost me about $10 so I’m ready to upgrade to a more serious iron. Especially now that I’m making battery packs and such.

Re: 10 silly mistakes to avoid when soldering.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:04 am
by Model Builder 4
Thanks for sharing Mick, I know just enough to get me by with soldering but there are some great tips in the video to make things easier :thumbup:

Cheers, Lee.

Re: 10 silly mistakes to avoid when soldering.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:21 am
by Son of a gun-ner
You're welcome chaps.

Mr Jimster, it was after I noticed your talk about battery soldering, that prompted me to find this video in my history and post it, I did mean to post it a while back, but forgot :{

Lee, sometimes a simple little thing that's overlooked or not known about can make all the difference.

I had the advantage of being shown how to solder many years ago, and having some extra home work assembling and soldering circuit boards.
But after watching that film, I noticed I did one of the stupid errors :{

I think this thread coupled with that video will go a long way to helping people more understand soldering.
Written at a time before I got banned lol.

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Edit; The link to this thread is now in the original post with the video.

Re: 10 silly mistakes to avoid when soldering.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:31 am
by Jarlath
Good video.
The biggest thing I see people not do is to add solder to the tip of their irons prior to attempting to tin wires and connectors. I'm guilty of that on the smaller gauge wires (I blame my eyes for having to squint so much).

Re: 10 silly mistakes to avoid when soldering.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:35 am
by jarndice
Son of a gun-ner wrote:
I think this thread coupled with that video will go a long way to helping people more understand soldering.
Written at a time before I got banned lol.

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Ahh Whatever happened to those heady days ??? :haha: :haha: :haha:
Joking Mick,
You embody the all embracing roundness of this Forum.
One day they will erect a statue to you and Dave.
Digitally of course. :thumbup:

Re: 10 silly mistakes to avoid when soldering.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:02 pm
by Son of a gun-ner
No, I don't need a statue Shaun, I'm not the kind of guy that likes a lot of fuss, or limelight.

But there could be something much more simple to do.

At the bottom of the forums board index where it has;
Legend: Administrators, Global moderators, Registered users, Vendors
And there's not a purple one for me, to make it simple, they can just change "Legend to purple. . . .

Re: 10 silly mistakes to avoid when soldering.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:32 pm
by jarndice
I don't think the administrators wish to cause confusion which is what would happen if they gave you the rightfully earned title of "LEGEND" :thumbup: :clap: :lolno:

Re: 10 silly mistakes to avoid when soldering.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:40 pm
by Son of a gun-ner
Although some may feel that Bell-end may be more appropriate. . . .

Re: 10 silly mistakes to avoid when soldering.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:12 pm
by jarndice
LOL :haha: :haha: :haha: :thumbup:

Re: 10 silly mistakes to avoid when soldering.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:16 pm
by jarndice
To return to the thread,
A very helpful video Mick that resides in my "Favourite's" box. :thumbup:

Re: 10 silly mistakes to avoid when soldering.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:01 pm
by LordPanzer
Thank you for sharing. I'm sure we can all take something away from that video.

One thing I have little to no experience with is solder PE. Maybe slightly different topic. I just picked up a Aber kit for a build that in progress and on such small little pieces the instructions wanted me to solder latch handles. Maybe my eyes are getting old and not such steady hand but I opted for CA glue instead :)

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Re: 10 silly mistakes to avoid when soldering.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:30 pm
by jarndice
The secret to soldering Photo-Etch is to use a Butane Torch and Liquid Solder,
Clean the area then Paint the liquid Solder along the area needing to be soldered then "Wipe" the Torch Flame across the solder and job done,
Practicing on scrap PE first will pay you with good results.
Dremel make a nice Torch,
Fryolux Paint is my choice of Liquid Solder,
The Solder is expensive but a 125 gramme tub will last forever.
WARNING It is VERY TOXIC. Keep it away from any animal including Human Beings.

Re: 10 silly mistakes to avoid when soldering.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:33 pm
by LordPanzer
jarndice wrote:The secret to soldering Photo-Etch is to use a Butane Torch and Liquid Solder,
Clean the area then Paint the liquid Solder along the area needing to be soldered then "Wipe" the Torch Flame across the solder and job done,
Practicing on scrap PE first will pay you with good results.
Dremel make a nice Torch,
Fryolux Paint is my choice of Liquid Solder,
The Solder is expensive but a 125 gramme tub will last forever.
WARNING It is VERY TOXIC. Keep it away from any animal including Human Beings.
Excellent! Thank you for the tip!

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