With the implementation of lead-free soldering, besides the wet sponge there are alternative ways to cleaning the tip. Their use depends on how much residue needs to be removed, maintenance and the technology of the soldering method.
The following guidelines will help you choose the most convenient method for cleaning your tips. Read on!
If you are experienced in hand soldering, you will know that the tip is the most essential part of the tool. While the soldering iron holds and heats the tip and controls performance, the tip has the most important job of transferring heat efficiently and reliably to the solder joint. Inadequate or improper tip maintenance and use are principle causes of soldering problems.