Everyone knows that a rechargeable soldering iron is used for soldering (it’s in the name after all). But there are some unique uses for soldering irons that you may not know about. For example…
Removing a Stuck Screw
One of the most annoying aspects of disassembling something is dealing with stuck screw, especially small ones. I recently was putting an SD card into a security camera I was installing, and I had to remove a set of small screws to access the SD port. The first screw came off no problem, but the second screw would not budge. I didn’t want to use a drill at risk of stripping the screw, so I used a rechargeable soldering iron to complete the job.
Once the iron was hot, I held it against the head of the screw for about 10 seconds. I tried unscrewing it again, and this time I was able to loosen it without a problem. You can also use this to loosen bolts with Loctite on them, though you may have to heat the bolt up for longer.
Model #7700 Rechargeable Soldering Iron Kit features:
- Fully recharges in 3.5 to 4.0 hours
- Partially charged battery to full capacity in one to two hours
- Up to 125 soldering joints per charge during continuous use
- Withstands high-rate charging without damage
For more information about this handy tool, click here.