Mini lighter soldering iron

To assemble a mini soldering iron from a regular lighter, you need about 15 minutes of your time. With this soldering iron I can solder even the radio elements, even the wires. This homemade will definitely help you out in an emergency. You will need:
  • - masking tape.
  • - a small piece of thick copper wire 1-3 mm.
  • - gas lighter, ordinary. It is better to take with a piezoelectric element.
Mini soldering iron from a lighter

Making a soldering iron from a lighter

Take a thick wire and wind a pencil or a ballpoint pen. We make 4-6 turns, then pull out a pencil.
Mini soldering iron lighter
Mini soldering iron from the lighter
Next, at one end we make this hook with a right angle. At a distance of about 2 cm from the windings.
Mini soldering iron from the lighter
On the other side of the winding, we bite off the wire without any bends,at the same distance.
Mini soldering iron from the lighter
The end is sharpened a little with sandpaper - this will be the soldering iron sting.
Mini soldering iron lighter
Trying on a lighter.
Mini soldering iron from the lighter
Around the lighter we make 5-7 layers of masking tape for thermal insulation of the lighter from the hot tip.
Mini soldering iron from the lighter
Then we install the sting and fix it with the same masking tape.
Mini soldering iron from lighter
When installing the stinger, it is necessary to take into account that the center of the coil should look exactly into the hole of the lighter from which the flame exits. The soldering iron is ready.
Mini soldering iron lighter

How to use?

It is very simple to use. Lit the lighter, wait a couple of seconds, release the button and solder. As soon as the sting begins to cool down, we immediately repeat the ignition for a few seconds and continue.
Mini soldering iron fromlighters
 Mini lighter soldering iron
A very big plus of this craft is that no electric network is needed for soldering, which can be useful.For soldering it is better to use tubular solder with flux (rosin) inside. Also in the process of soldering, do not hold the lighter for a very long time in the burning mode. No more than 5 seconds. So that the pressure mechanism does not melt inside.

Date: 09.10.2018, 03:39 / Views: 92375

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