Soldering tools are essential equipment used in the process of soldering, a technique used to join two or more metal components together using solder. These tools provide the necessary heat, control, and precision required to create reliable and durable soldered connections.
The primary tool used in soldering is the soldering iron or soldering station. A soldering iron is a handheld device with a heated metal tip that melts the solder and allows it to flow onto the joint being soldered. Soldering stations are more advanced versions of soldering irons and often feature adjustable temperature controls, digital displays, and additional safety features.
The soldering iron or station is available in various power ratings and tip sizes to accommodate different soldering tasks and materials. They can be powered by electricity or butane gas, with electric models being the most common and widely used. The soldering iron is equipped with a heat-resistant handle to provide a comfortable grip and minimize heat transfer to the user.