How to Solder
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Soldering is a widely used and effective way to bind metal components together. Read these steps to learn about the two basic types of soldering and how you can do them at home. Learn what soldering is. Put into basic terms soldering is the process of melting a metal onto other metal components in order to bind them.
Use solder to bind things. Solder is the name of thematerial used in soldering. Historically many solders contained lead or cadmium but that has been recently phased out for health reasons.
Use a soldering iron to heat the solder. Soldering irons come in various configurations but are essentially straight tools with tips that can be heated to melt solder in place.
Use other equipment to assist in soldering. Soldering isnt especially dangerous or difficult if you take sensible precautions. To solder as efficiently and effectively as possible there are a few useful pieces of equipment you should have.
Turn on the lights. Be sure you can see everything clearly so that your work will be as accurate as possible.
Prepare adequate ventilation. Even without lead in the mix solder and flux can produce harmful fumes. Avoid breathing in rosin or metal fumes by opening a window turning on a fan and generally doing whatever you can to keep air fresh.
Dont solder for too long in one sitting. Soldering is a fast process and it does not generally take more than a few minutes to do what needs to be done but if you find yourself spending more than 15 or 20 minutes on a project take regular breaks for fresh air.Yes, you can solder without flux
A classic reason solder won't stick to something is because you're not getting it hot enough
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