How to Solder / Soldering Basics Tutorial This is a quick crash course where it comes to soldering basics which I use and find to be very effective. Learn about the tools …

Part 2 of my Electronics & Soldering Video. See below to skip to different parts: A few more good tools to have: Beginning of video. Working with Electrolyti…

50 Responses to How to Solder / Soldering Basics Tutorial

  1. Adolfo Salas says:

    I think your tutorial is great. very easy to understand. you should make a
    video showing how to work on an rc car motor or something similar. Cheers

  2. Ewan Gibson says:

    Good tutorial but it’s SoLder not sawder lol.

  3. Simple Audio Tips says:

    Thanks for the clear explanation on the difference between the two types of
    solder and the best way to clean the tip. 

  4. Adriann Carmenes says:

    you suck at lödning, you noob. scrub do you even löd m8? 

  5. Jamie F says:

    Great tutorial. Now I can forget those T Tap connectors. Thanks a bunch.

  6. Elias Aponte says:

    great video very informative

  7. Jatt Larkar says:

    Great video. Really helps a lot 

  8. B0rnles13 says:

    Excellent tutorial, well it made sense to me, and those joints were strong

  9. Gerry G says:

    I would like to have seen you slide on some heat shrink to show people how
    to insulate your joined wires as you have a great way to show people well

  10. Teologi Almasih says:

    i dont know what happen with this world.. why there are 10 dislikes, if you
    guys doesnt agree at least he has good will to share his knowledge and his
    experience to us 

  11. Eddy Avila says:

    I’m impressed, your hands didn’t shake….most YouTube videos these guys
    shake like crazy!! ….. too much lead, I guess..

  12. Kleo 84 says:

    My only problem is that it seems to take forever for my iron to get hot
    after use. Is there a specific name brand that works best?

  13. VanClaaude says:

    With no doubt this is one of the best tutorials on the youTube. Don’t pay
    any attention to those twits who lack any appreciation for people sharing
    experience and knowledge for free. There is a bunch of us here who are
    grateful and I am sure we benefit greatly from your videos. Thanks for

  14. muffdvr000 says:

    they only problem is that not once did you use flux !( and dont say its in
    the solder itself because most solders dont usually have enough inside
    them) and another thing is you should clean your tip and re tin it before
    each use… hope this helps……

  15. scopeophile says:

    just took the plunge and got a soldering iron with adjustable temprature
    control… I have got a butane iron and for small work (like circuit
    boards) it can be a bit too fierce.

  16. Darren Newcombe says:

    thanks dude. I’m getting into customizing / restoring / repairing /
    building electric this has helped me on my way..

  17. shelleypoco says:

    Excellent instruction and technique! Thanks.

  18. Mawo Gavin says:

    Heel leuke training hoor. Ik zou t graag wille volgen. Nice yo.

  19. halffulltome says:

    Why would a DIYer not want to make the best possible connection? Isn’t that
    why we’re watching this video?

  20. Bruce Keister says:

    Just what I was looking for. Thanks

  21. Eddy Avila says:

    Where to buy leaded solder these days?

  22. Dominic Imbuga says:

    extremely helpful

  23. Common Foxtrot says:

    I think you forgot to mention that If the wires are covered with flux
    (solder grease) before, the whole process becomes much easier and more
    efficient. It is the only correct way in my experience, because the wetting
    action can only occur with oxide free copper, and as we know copper tends
    to oxides when it comes into contact with air. Flux removes this film of
    oxide, thus creating a perfect “wetting action” which if done correctly
    (leads are not moved during solidification) results in perfect connection. 

  24. DJ MATRIX says:

    Thanks great and easy tutorial for noobs like me.

  25. Ehab Sarah says:

    u very good i wes do soldeing in my high school so cool 

  26. Ehab Sarah says:

    thank you blessing 

  27. CrazyPainter1000 says:

    Lol I have that same dam de soldering pen the blue one it broke in no time
    from Radio Shak.

  28. xMCL0VINx says:

    15:23 That’s what she said.

  29. thomas3120 says:

    Thanks 🙂 Not sure, I bought it at a local electronics store. Any
    de-soldering pen should work well. I did buy one a couple of years ago at
    radio shack with an aluminum housing that didn’t last long. If there’s a
    brand on my current pen, I’ll comment back.

  30. ChugAColdBeer says:

    I’ve been meaning to buy a good desoldering pump. What kind are you using?
    Where can I buy? Great video by the way.

  31. Polaventris says:

    Sucker works better than a wick when doing single pads like on those caps?
    Excellent video!

  32. RetroGamerVX says:

    wow, great tutorial Thomas, working on the Paintbox more in the coming
    month so I’m watching as many of these sorts of videos as possible to get
    tips :o) (definatly getting some flux) :o)

  33. hex1gon says:

    Great. happy to see part 2 so soon 🙂 Thanks for the information Thomas!!

  34. thomas3120 says:

    Thanks for the comment 🙂 I don’t like using the de-solder braid/wick that
    much except maybe for those SMDs and cleaning up some solder pads.
    (probably just me hehe). Seems like sometimes, when you try and remove
    solder from solder pad holes, it takes a bit more time and heat (maybe too
    much heat for the solder pads?)

  35. thomas3120 says:

    Haha, awesome 🙂 You don’t need much to do a lot. I’d say a soldering iron,
    rosin core solder (I use .032″ dia.), de-soldering pen, de-soldering braid,
    flux paste for electronics, and maybe a few small hand tools. Definitely
    worth it in the long run.

  36. hex1gon says:

    You’ve motivated me to fix my Saturn signal IC. Need to get the materials
    and tools first. Awesome stuff though, learn’t a lot.

  37. thomas3120 says:

    Thanks Padoca 🙂 I think it’s called drag soldering. Still learning a bit
    on SMD soldering hehe 🙂 Check out CrazyPainter1000’s video he just did on
    hot air soldering/de-soldering SMDs.

  38. keoni29 says:

    There are smd soldering iron tips out there. I should get those and so do
    you. It will save you a lot of time and broken or bent legs.

  39. thomas3120 says:

    Yeah, I think I’ve seen those. They are slightly bigger, cone shaped with a
    larger flat edge? May have to try one out 🙂

  40. keoni29 says:

    I mean these: I think you need a special
    soldering iron for this specific one, but there are other ones for ic’s
    with only two rows of pins. You need a lot of them because there are a lot
    of different standard widths of smd components on a pcb.

  41. thomas3120 says:

    Thanks! 🙂 Still learning quite a bit on SMDs. Watching your video on the
    hot air method was pretty awesome 🙂 And especially using it for those
    bigger or 4 sided leg ICs.

  42. thomas3120 says:

    Thanks Steve! & glad I could help a bit 🙂 Looks like you have a lot of
    cool projects and repair videos going on…good stuff 😀

  43. atarileaf says:

    Another one added to favorites. I know I keep saying this but I swear, one
    day I’ll buy some soldering equipment and learn this stuff 🙂 These videos
    are very informative for guys like me. Its like a DVD tutorial. You could
    make some money on this Thomas 😀

  44. keoni29 says:

    By the way: how do you clean your tip? Mine is a mess.

  45. Mark Vergeer says:

    Great two videos Thomas!

  46. ChugAColdBeer says:

    thanks :0)

  47. Padoca85 says:

    Hm, nice tecnique for the surface mount, gonna give it a try, Im
    considering buying a soldering heat gun for those bastards XD

  48. thomas3120 says:

    Np J! 🙂 No money hehe just like doing it & for fun.

  49. No-Buhl Cher says:

    Thank you. In the top two of my whole video library on computer work. The
    best on this topic. Your teaching style is exemplary.

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