Basic Soldering Tools

Soldering Iron

Soldering Iron

A soldering iron will heat two adjacent metal elements so that solder melt & run connecting them.

Using a high-quality soldering station is very recommended for this job.

soldering Iron Tips

Soldering Iron Tips

Using the proper dimension soldering iron tip can considerably enhance the quality of your soldering task.

For instance, small wires and circuit boards demand a very accurate soldering tip.

If you use a soldering tip which is larger than whichever is fitting for your task, might either break the parts or form solder bridges which require the usage of a desoldering process.

Soldering Clamps


Using clamps of some sort is very recommended. Attempting to operate the soldering iron, solder, and the wire as well, is quite complicated, though if you need to keep holding the connector, it’s nearly impracticable.

There are yet, adjustable clamps which could be formed to carry both that connector plus the wiring in place so that you can still have two free hands to apply the heat and the solder.

These clamps are pretty cheap, and it pays for itself while you solder your projects

Soldering Clamps

Magnifying glass

If you are working on soldering printed circuit boards (PCBs), you might want to purchase a good magnifying glass. The magnifying glass will assist you in seeing these tracks of the PCB.

Moreover, in case you do not have an outstanding vision, these little chip resistors are pretty hard to solder correctly without the use of a professional magnifying glass tool.

On an ideal scenario, you should work with one connected to a stand or one that is created to be mounted to the clamp holder. Magnifying glasses are widely available and are moderately low-priced.

We strongly suggest that you choose a well crafted helping hands set with a magnifying glass addition.

Soldering Wick

Solder Wick

Solder wick is a mesh that you put on a part and heat it. After it heats the solder wick melt down the solder which drawn away of the joint you worked.

It’s usually applied for cleaning up the solder from circuit board tracks, but you’ll want to work with a solder sucker so you can clean away all holes in a circuit board.

Lay the wick onto the solder you need to remove and after that place the soldering iron on top of the soldering wick.

The wick will then heat up, next the solder will dissolve and float away from the joint and toward the wick.

Solder Sucker

Desoldering Pump / Solder Sucker

If it is the case and you do not own a solder station with a prebuilt de-solderer tool, and you regularly work over circuit boards, it is essential that you have one.

All soldering stations are spring packed and pull the melting solder out of its joint.

Solder sucker tools might be a bit complex to use for the novice because you need to melt the solder with an iron, next immediately put the solder sucker on top of melted solder, then release the spring to suck it up.

Solder wick is commonly easier to use, but these are beneficial to have nearby.