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Welcome back from a long weekend! Here’s this week’s Primer! Solering and Desoldering by Joe Grand. Step-by-step instructions for making (and unmaking) the perfect solder joint. Page 162 – MAKE volume 01. Read this article now in the MAKE digital edition.


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You can view all our in depth Primers from MAKE here too.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. Sasha says:

    I would love to check out the Primer on Soldering/De-soldering but my subscription which I paid for in full at Maker Faire nearly a month ago has not been processed yet. Perhaps you should wait until you’ve cleared the backlog before you sell more subscriptions?

  2. Phillip Torrone says:

    @Sasha – send me your details, we’ll get you started right away. for now, you can view primer with the link i posted too.

  3. Sasha says:

    This was handled in a speedy fashion, very much to my satisfaction. Thanks to the Make Magazine crew for taking care of it.