rhephner Posted November 4, 2014 Share #1 Posted November 4, 2014 I'm a major rookie at soldering and am running into trouble. I'm soldering wire into chains for dead eyes. I'm using rosin core solder and a ten dollar soldering iron. The first few chains went as expected, but now I'm having trouble. The solder won't melt as expected. I heat the wire with the iron, hold the iron to the wire and touch the solder to the iron. It takes several minutes before the solder melts. I thought the tip needed cleaning, but I did that and the results were about the same. I even bought new tips and still couldn't get it to melt. I get that the feeling I'm missing something fundamental. Can anyone help? Rich Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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