Magnetic water bottle for soldering

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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. rabagley says:

    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.

  2. mzungu says:

    DO magnets rusts?

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