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The folks at Instructables have declared that it’s Learn to Solder Month! Make sure to watch the Make video podcast about soldering and then head on over to Instructables to catch the soldering action! Make your own soldering instructable and get a patch!

Make: Soldering Tutorial – Link

Gareth’s Awesome How-To PDF – Link

How-to solder – Link

Tin the Tip – Link

What NOT to Do When Soldering – Link

Soldering Maintenance – Link

Soldering Paste Stencils – Link

Hot Air Sodering Iron – Link

Soldering Underneath Chips – Link

Solder Exhaust Fan – Link

Improving a 3rd Hand – Link

Super Simple Soldering Arms – Link

Homemade Nearly Free Soldering Iron Stand – Link

Check them out as more people submit soldering instructables through the end of the month - Link


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  1. rdarlington says:

    You can learn to solder with any one of the irons Radio Shack sells. If you can master this, you will be able to solder anything to anything else with a “good” iron. I wouldn’t be surprised if you could solder stainless steel to wood if you master the RS irons.

    If you want to avoid a major headache and just want to solder, get a real iron. Metcal, Hakko, or even Weller. There are deals to be had on eBay for used equipment that is several orders of magnitude better than anything RS sells. Once you use these, you will never go back! No more filing cheap copper tips.

  2. Pekar says:

    There are many sources for good soldering irons in this discussion-
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/make/discuss/122918/

  3. intellect1 says:

    If soldering SMT, try http://www.schmartboard.com

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