- Cleans better than conventional sponges
- No water required
- Will not reduce the tip temperature
- Does not cause premature wear of soldering iron tips
- No contamination risk compared to conventional tip tinners
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Hakko 599B-02 Solder Tip Cleaning Wire and Holder
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Specifications for this item
|EAN||0641328041063 , 4962615007637 , 7262318433090|
|Item Depth||2 inches|
|Number of Items||1|
|Overall Length||2 inches|
|Overall Width||2 inches|
|Power Source Type||Manual|
|Size||1 - Pack|
The Hakko 599B-02 is a replacement solder tip cleaning wire sponge. These sponges are hard enough... See more product details
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I finally took the plunge and picked up one and I was very surprised at how well it worked. The brass is softer than the soldering iron's tip, but it's harder than the oxidized crud that builds upon the iron's tip. Plunging the iron tip into the brass ball a few times cleans it right up and leaves it ready to tin and get back to soldering.
It also doesn't cool the tip very much.
I put together a short video showing the size of the unit - it's bigger than I thought it would be from looking at the pictures.
The true Hakko cleaner is made of brass wire spirals coated with rosin. To clean your iron you roll the hot tip on the coils to pull off debris. To tin the tip, you put a dab of solder as usual on the tip, then stab the tip into the coils: this pushes the solder evenly throughout the tip and is so simple and effective! To clean debris from the container, I shake the container, and most solder bits fall to the bottom half, hold the brass sponge to the top half with you fingers, and slowly undue the bottom and discard the debris.
The unit is small, no bigger than a typical computer mouse. Replacement brass sponges cost about $5 from Hakko.
There are copies and DIY versions: a brass or bronze wool can be bought at hardware stores as its a material used as a polishing pad; unlike the Hakko sponge or copies, most aren't coated with rosin. It must be bronze or brass because since they are copper alloy, its softer than iron and won't scour or scratch iron tips. Do not use steel wool. I haven't used the non-Hakko types to know if they are as effective; they cost about half as much as an original Hakko sponge.
A single thrust and twist in the Hakko tip cleaner and it's clean!
It's cheap enough and does the job perfectly. Easy to open to remove old solder.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Works well for cleaning soldering iron after sal ammoniac block.Published 2 days ago by somethingcompletelydifferent
Never thought I'd be enthusiastic about a soldering iron cleaner. This thing is so superior to the simple sponge that comes with most stands, that I had to stop what I was doing... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Zach Steffel
I honestly don't know how I used to solder without one of these. It works VERY well!Published 7 days ago by Bryan
Great little iron cleaner. I wouldn't use it as a holder however, its very lightweight so it won't hold anything heavy. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Anthony
This is a standard piece of equipment for soldering / desoldering. It is an essential tool to ensure a clean tip.Published 8 days ago by Fair Review
Must have for your electronics workbench. Works perfect. If you don't mind it having a larger footprint, you can screw it down to a small block of wood. Read morePublished 10 days ago by LJC0867