What is soldering?

Answer Soldering is the process of joining two pieces of metal together by melting them with a tool, called a soldering iron, that is electrically heated. A solder is used to actually fuse the different m... Read More »

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What type of soldering iron is used for soldering jewelry?

Choosing the right type of jewelry soldering iron depends on the material with which you choose to solder. "Soft Solder" (or tin-based) can be heated with a simple fine-tipped electric soldering ir... Read More »

What Is a Soldering Gun?

A soldering gun is a tool with a pistol-like shape that uses electricity to heat a tip that is used to melt and join metals such as tin. A soldering iron is wand-shaped tool that can also be to joi... Read More »

What is soldering paste for?

Soldering paste is a form of solder used to "print" electronic printed circuit boards (PCB) in mass-produced electronics. A stencil is used to selectively apply the paste on the board, meaning the ... Read More »

What is soldering used for?

Solder is used in electronics to provide both a mechanical and electrical joint to keep components of a circuit in place. In plumbing, it is used to make water-tight bonds between sections of metal... Read More »