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Old 28 November 2014, 12:22   #18
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Originally Posted by rare_j View Post
So i'm following the technique where you hold the end of the solder roll up against the solder point and melt straight off the end. Difficult for shakey shakey hands, but its fine for bodging a few simple repairs.
I know this is an old thread but I'm going to post this anyway in case it helps someone out.

This is bad technique, as the entire roll of solder is absorbing the heat from the iron. Break a bit of solder off and use that instead. Same goes for solder wick.
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