[Noisebridge-discuss] new soldering irons for Crucible? - DITCH THE SPONGES

Jonathan Lassoff jof at thejof.com
Mon Jul 4 12:13:14 PDT 2011

I think a quick swiping wipe is fine. It's when people hold in into
the sponge to make the sounds for fun that it wipes off the solder on
the tinned tip *and* gets the minerals in the water deposited on the
tip and oxidizes the metal.

I for one find the sponges to be great for cleaning off excess solder,
so long as I don't go overboard with the wiping.
This might not be compatible with new solderers or small children. :p

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