Video About How to Solder

Discussion in 'Tonefreaks' started by 5F6-A, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. LEFTY LES

    LEFTY LES Banned

    Messages:
    3,643
    Likes Received:
    190
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2008
    very informative man, great vid!!!
     
  2. 5F6-A

    5F6-A Senior Member

    Messages:
    9,268
    Likes Received:
    1,866
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
  3. dubyatf

    dubyatf Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,192
    Likes Received:
    20
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2007
    Here's some more videos I found helpful last year when I did a couple Build Your Own Clone kits: Tangent Tutorials

    For equipment and supplies, I really like Ramsey Electronics, if I have time to mail order. I've found that Radio Shack generally has poor selection when it comes to soldering tools and equipment - but they can get you out of a jam if you burn up an opamp or something.

    Sears has a decent selection of pencil irons online but I'm not sure about in store availability. My local Micro Center has some great soldering stations (including production quality things) as well as all manner of small tools and gadgets for DIY electronic projects.
     
  4. Geetarguy

    Geetarguy Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,201
    Likes Received:
    46
    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2008
    Great thread!!!!!
     
  5. FLICKOFLASH

    FLICKOFLASH V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    24,739
    Likes Received:
    8,290
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2007
  6. 5F6-A

    5F6-A Senior Member

    Messages:
    9,268
    Likes Received:
    1,866
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    glad you enjoyed Flick... again we should thank the guy who did it and put it up youtube
     
  7. stadams

    stadams Senior Member

    Messages:
    166
    Likes Received:
    29
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2009
    I have to second this one and the original video. There is some other good stuff on Warren's website. I especially liked the Eagle tutorials. It made the transition from Protel at work to Eagle at the house easy. I even designed a few boards using it.

    Anyway, if you have the chance, check out the electronics and audio sections of his website. It's a good read and watch.
     
  8. Dragonsarc

    Dragonsarc Member

    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    18
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2008
    Dang awesome vid looks so easy but knowing my self Ill probably screw up, maybe a little bit of practice, quick "?" where do u get the flux?
     
  9. Zoshquin

    Zoshquin Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,796
    Likes Received:
    153
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2008
    you buy it? :rolleyes:
     
  10. 5F6-A

    5F6-A Senior Member

    Messages:
    9,268
    Likes Received:
    1,866
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    flux is crucial... it makes all my soldering shiny as a clean mirror
     
  11. Dragonsarc

    Dragonsarc Member

    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    18
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2008
    is it like a wire? or gel?
     
  12. dubyatf

    dubyatf Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,192
    Likes Received:
    20
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2007
    I've only ever dealt with flux by itself for plumbing. It's a paste in that case. AFAIK, the 'rosin' in rosin core solder is flux so it's built in to the solder you buy. It's applied by the act of soldering itself. Hope this makes sense. I'm a software guy by trade - and an amateur hardware guy and plumber! :laugh2:
     
  13. 5F6-A

    5F6-A Senior Member

    Messages:
    9,268
    Likes Received:
    1,866
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    this is waht use... marvellous stuff that makes shiny and perfer solder joints... highly recommended.
    [​IMG]
     
  14. Loko

    Loko Senior Member

    Messages:
    658
    Likes Received:
    20
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2009
    Here is another video that I found pretty helpful. If you think it is good enough you may want to have BB toss it in with the first post (or if you can) so people will be more likely to see it.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIDydYIVTqU]YouTube - How to Solder[/ame]
     
  15. dubyatf

    dubyatf Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,192
    Likes Received:
    20
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2007
    That's a great video too. :thumb:
     
  16. 5F6-A

    5F6-A Senior Member

    Messages:
    9,268
    Likes Received:
    1,866
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    cheers!!
     
  17. sidepartings26

    sidepartings26 Senior Member

    Messages:
    416
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2009
    How do you apply this?

    I'm guessing you brush it on before soldering. Is there a timing issue or is 10 seconds before ok? Also is it just a thin layer you put on?

    I've got 60/40 rosin core solder at the mo. I was thinking of getting the same with flux 2% in the mix.

    Or seperate flux maybe in the form of a flux pen - but I'm not sure what to get...

    Any opinions between solder with built in flux or seperate flux and if so what kind?
     
  18. 5F6-A

    5F6-A Senior Member

    Messages:
    9,268
    Likes Received:
    1,866
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    just apply a thin layer over the pot and solder onto it. It'll boil straight away making perfect conditios for the solder to make a great joint.
     
  19. sidepartings26

    sidepartings26 Senior Member

    Messages:
    416
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2009
    Ok I have a flux pen now. So just put a little flux onto the area to be soldered to and then seconds later solder?.... or is there not really a timing issue i.e. you don't need to be really quick after applying the flux?

    My other question when soldering to a lug is do you solder the wire onto the edge of the eyelet or do you stick it through the middle and then solder so that a bond sort of 'fills in' between the wire and the eyelet?
     
  20. 5F6-A

    5F6-A Senior Member

    Messages:
    9,268
    Likes Received:
    1,866
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    the flux will boil right after you touch it with the pen. That's the time to apply the solder.
     

Share This Page