Soldering Iron manufacturers produce different types to handle different projects. While some soldering iron tools emit a massive amount of heat for prompt melting, others deliver small amount of heats for small jobs. Some soldering irons are designed for use in small openings. Below are the main types of soldering irons available, and their applications.
This is the most common type of soldering iron (http://www.amazon.com/iCooker-Soldering-Iron-Watt-Solder/dp/B01774KARE), it entails a power rating of between 15 and 35 watts, which is more than necessary to take care of most electronics repair jobs. Manufacturers make simple iron solders to run at temperature that are regulated by a thermal equilibrium. DIY buffs find simple iron to be a must-have inclusion in their toolbox.
Soldering stations are another common type of soldering iron that rely on electrical power supply, as well as temperature and display control circuitry, not to forget a soldering heat that features a tip temperature sensor. This comprehensive station comes with a stand where the iron can be stored when it’s not in use, as well as a wet sponge that can be used to clean and drip. Soldering stations may also include a vacuum pickup tool, a hot air gun, as well as a vacuum pump that helps with DE soldering through-hole components.
Soldering tweezers are a type of soldering iron that’s used to desolder tiny surface-mounted components, mostly electronics units that feature two electrical terminals. These work well on most resistors, batteries, diodes and capacitors. They are designed to be either freestanding, or operable from a station. Both tweezers have heated tips that can be used to manually control the soldering.
This is a type of soldering iron that is designed to look like a cordless hand drill. Soldering guns are equipped with a rapidly-cooling, wire-looped tip. This way, a soldering gun doesn’t required safe storage or holsters. Most people like this type of soldering iron since it’s easy to use and has a convenient trigger operation.
These types of soldering iron use either propane or acetylene gas, which emits massive heat in short bursts. Soldering torches are commonly used in jewelry projects to melt precious metals such as silver, Gold and copper. Soldering torches should be used by qualified electronics professionals, due to safety concerns.