How to Use a Weller Solder Iron

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The Cooper corporation is the parent company of different hand tool subsidiaries, including Weller. The Weller company specializes in electronic hand tools including the Weller soldering iron. Soldering irons are straight hand tools that, with the use of electric current, heat solder to a liquid state to use as connections in electronics. The Weller soldering iron has a standard electrical cord to create the electrical current and heats just the very tip of the device.

Things You'll Need

  • Weller Soldering Iron
  • Soldering iron holder
  • Solder
  • Place the Weller soldering iron in the holder. Inspect to confirm that nothing is near the holder or the tip of the iron before use. Plug the power cord of the soldering iron into a standard electrical wall socket.

  • Break off a small piece of the electrical solder from the spool. Pinch the solder at the top of the line and move it back and forth to break it off from the spool. Put the piece of solder on the electrical connection intended for soldering.

  • Allow the Weller soldering iron to heat up for at least 45 seconds. It will begin heating as soon asyou plug it in. Pick up the iron using the rubber handle on the opposite side of the iron than the tip.

  • Lightly touch the tip of the iron to the solder. Hold the iron to the solder for five seconds, or until the solder is in a completely liquid state. Remove the iron from the solder and place it back in the holder. Wait for solder to re-solidify.

Tips & Warnings

  • Always unplug the iron when not in use.
  • Always be careful when handling a soldering iron. It creates intensive heat.
  • Never point the tip at yourself or others when working; someone could get a serious injury.

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