This one goes out to all the women and men of solder nation – if you do electronics you likely have a little sponge you wet with water to clean off the soldering tip as you burn away. But water and electronics rarely end well, I’ve spilled water before from a glass or bottle on the workbench, so here’s a handy tip – get a cheap container with fold down spout at the $1 store, place a strong magnet in it, fill with water. Your new magnetic water bottle sticks to anything metal on the bench (like the metal poles here) and you always have solder-water.
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