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Soldering iron

Soldering iron and soldering methods

Soldering is a very popular method of joining various elements without fusing. A binder called solder or flux is used. The soldering process only seems to be quite complicated. The temperature must be above the melting point of the solder. The braze and brazed parts must be at brazing temperature.

Soldering methods:

  • hard soldering (temperature higher than 450 degrees Celsius)
  • soft soldering (temperature lower than 450 degrees Celsius)
  • high temperature soldering (temperature higher than 900 degrees Celsius)

Soldering alongside welding is the most popular joining method. Known for 5 thousand. years BC Metals are brazed, as well as non-metals. We solder materials such as graphite, ceramics and glass. A soldering iron is a very practical device that can be described as basic in a home workshop. The equipment is used for various home repairs. Properly performed soldering ensures durability, stability and aesthetics. Basic knowledge of metalworking is enough to start soldering. The binder is also called solder. The soldering process takes place at a temperature that does not lead to melting.

Looking at the physicochemical side, brazing involves the following processes:

  • diffusion
  • adhesion

Soldering iron

The soldering iron is a safe and precise device. The most important thing is the optimal temperature. In the housework, soft soldering is used, which has many advantages. You can make them yourself with a simple soldering iron. It should be emphasized that the soldering iron is suitable for both amateur and professional use. Thanks to the soldering iron, you can repair plugs, broken wires, switches.

Types of soldering irons:

  • thrust
  • transformer

Soft soldering is used for the following works:

  • pipeline repair
  • sealing the roof or gutters
  • connection of electric wires
  • connection of electronic circuits

It should be emphasised that soldering is a proven method due to the high strength of the joint. Technical and material preparation is required for soldering.

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