Guest post: How to Choose and Maintain Your Own Hand Soldering Iron

Last year, Piek showed the basics of hand soldering, and today we're taking things to a more fundamental level. We'll be talking about the right tools you’re going to need and how to choose them, as well as the proper care and maintenance. Choosing a soldering iron Before purchasing your first soldering iron, you need to consider the type of iron, temperature, and wattage. The type of iron and temperature you’ll need are dictated by your project. The soldering pencil [...]