Soldering – Best Electronics Soldering Techniques


Is there a tutorial that shows different techniques and the dos/don't of soldering?

I was doing a kit last night that just said heat up both components for 5 seconds then put the solder close and let it oose into the join -> they all worked nicely….but as instructions go they are a bit basic, and from past experience there are certain components that you shouldn't heat up too much.

  • I was doing Through-hole soldering but Surface Mount would also be great to learn about.

Best Answer

I use a Metcal system. Provided that the correct cartridge is used, I get a perfect joint every time, with minimal risk of damaging parts. Metcal uses RF heating with very accurate temperature control built into the cartridges. They have excellent tutorials on soldering techniques, like this one:

Metcal tips