Copper Foiling Tools for Stained Glass : Size of Soldering Iron Tips

Hi, we’re talking on copper foiling today and we’re talking about our soldering iron. Specifically, right now I’d like to touch on the different sizes of tips that you can use, because there are different tips for different projects. For copper foiling you would use probably a smaller iron that you would for your big […]

How to Solder : Types of Solder

Hi, this is Jeff Naylor from M-troniks in Mesa, Arizona for Expert Village. Solder is a mixture of metals designed to penetrate when melted and provide optimum strength when cooled. There are three things to consider when selecting solder. The first is whether you want lead or lead-free solder. Now, a lot of newer devices […]

How to Solder : Soldering Iron Maintenance Tips

Hi, this is Jeff Naylor from Mtroniks is Mesa, Arizona for Expert Village. In this section, we’re discussing soldering and cleaning and maintenance. Now soldering tip maintenance might seem insignificant, but if the top is contaminated, the joint you make with the top will be contaminated and will eventually fail, so it?s actually really important. […]

How to Solder : Soldering with Speaker Cables

Hi, this is Jeff Naylor from Mtroniks in Mesa, Arizona for Expert Village. Your prep work is really dependent on what type of connector you’re going to be putting on your speaker cable. Now, as you saw on our last section, we tin the wires if we’re going to a quarter inch cable. We’re also […]

How to Solder : Removing Solder

Hi, this is Jeff Naylor from Mtroniks is Mesa, Arizona for Expert Village. So now we’ve soldered a resistor on a circuit board and that was fun, but let’s say we have a broken component we need to remove. If you have defective parts you need to remove from a circuit board, you will need […]