Choose your soldering iron
Very useful for connecting parts, the electric soldering iron requires no special knowledge. It consists of a heater heated by an electrical resistance (the heating system) and an insulating handle. Quite cheap, a soldering iron will cost you between 3 and 30 euros depending on the model.
Depending on the type of materials you want to weld you will not use the same breakdown.
For electronics and everyday work, you need a curved tip
For textiles, a nylon cut tip
For wood pyrography, a flat tip
At each work his soldering iron
For small electrical work and model making a slow soldering iron, a power of 30W is more than enough.
For medium electrical welds and tinplate it is advisable to have a fast iron with a power of 45W.
For thin sheet metal, zinc and plumbing, use a 150W iron.
For wires with a diameter greater than 8mm and sheets of 10mm you need an iron with a power of 200W.
For welds that do not have to suffer from heat like electronic circuits, an instant iron, also known as a soldering gun, is ideal, and it offers great security.