Michael Linnell e-mailed us these shots showing a clever hack he uses to bend small plastic strips at his soldering station. The soldering pencil is reversed in the holder to position its barrel near the surface of the strip held in the “helping hands.” Radiant heat from the barrel softens the plastic along a parallel line for folding. Michael adds, “Just make sure you leave about 1/4 to 1/8 inch of air space between the pencil and the plastic. Both of the items used for this bender are standard Radio Shack items.”
2 thoughts on “Soldering station strip heater”
That’s pretty darn cool. Er…hot?
I’ve got an old ‘Shack soldering iron that would be perfect for this.
Well done, Michael!
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