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Magnetic water bottle for soldering

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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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4 thoughts on “Magnetic water bottle for soldering

  1. Tip cleaners made from spun brass or brass shavings are the best way to keep your soldering iron in top form. These are available all over the place, I even saw a cheap one at Fry’s the other day.

    In case you’re wondering, the best of the cheap ones looks like this: http://www.minute-man.com/acatalog/ECLIPSE900-242.jpg and should run you about $5 mail order, $8 at retail.

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