How to Solder: Great Tips on Soldering for Beginners

Learn the basics of soldering to help with projects around the farm.

Three Soldering Irons
Three types of electrically heated soldering iron. The 20W miniature variety (right) is, naturally, for small jobs. The much bigger version (center) has a jumbo-sized tip, giving a good heat reservoir for big work. The 100W instant heat gun (left) is a good all-round tool, coming quickly to temperature and usually taking interchangeable tips.  
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