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Hakko 599B-02 Solder Tip Cleaning Wire and Holder

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Specifications for this item
Brand Name Hakko
Part Number 599B-02
EAN 4962615007637
Item Depth 2 inches
Item Shape Ball
Item Weight 0.05 pounds
Number of Items 1
Overall Length 2  inches
Overall Width 2  inches
Power Source Type Manual
UNSPSC Code 23271800

The Hakko 599B-02 is a replacement solder tip cleaning wire sponge. These sponges are hard enough... Read full product description




Product Features

  • 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


Product Details

  • Item Weight: 0.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B00FZPGDLA
  • Item model number: 599B-02
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (297 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #61 in Industrial & Scientific (See Top 100 in Industrial & Scientific)
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Frequently Bought Together

Hakko 599B-02 Solder Tip Cleaning Wire and Holder + SE MZ101B Helping Hand Magnifier + Aven 17542 Desoldering Wick, 2.5mm Width, 5' Length
Price for all three: $25.65

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Product Description

The Hakko 599B-02 is a replacement solder tip cleaning wire sponge. These sponges are hard enough to remove debris and some corrosion from the solder tips while being soft enough not to damage the tip. They help to remove oxides and excess solder to preserve tip life and enable clean, precise soldering.

Customer Reviews

It really works well - much better than the sponge.
Marc Hines
This makes it easy to tin and clean the tip without dropping all that heat on the wet sponge.
Robin
It is a bit light, so when cleaning an iron tip, it moves around a little.
Bill L.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

177 of 178 people found the following review helpful By jcazz on January 14, 2012
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I've kind of had this on my radar for about a year. I always used sponges or wet newspaper, but wondered how these brass "sponges" worked.

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.
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70 of 72 people found the following review helpful By Amazon fan on January 17, 2010
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Bought this on a whim when purchasing a Hakko 936 (an outstanding unit). It sounded like a good idea (less tip stress), and it is! I was never particularly happy with using a wet cloth or sponge. This does a better job of completely cleaning the tip, leaving the working surface shiny and ready to go with just a few plunges into the metal pad. One of those great tools you never knew you needed....
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful By L. Fereday on October 7, 2010
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My solder tip is always caked in dirt and stuff.

A single thrust and twist in the Hakko tip cleaner and it's clean!

Highly recommended!
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Juan Cintra on April 18, 2010
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First time using this type of equipment, Perfect results.Great example of K.I.S.S. theory mechanics.I'm sold
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By James Q. Smith TOP 1000 REVIEWER on August 2, 2011
Hakko first introduced the brass coil or sponge cleaner as an alternative to the wet sponge, used traditionally for years. Brass sponges are far easier to use, less messy, easy to replace after long use and service, and to Hakko's credit, this cleaner is copied by many. The biggest advantage of the brass sponge is that it reduces thermal shock to the hot soldering iron tip compared to a sponge soaked in water, and thus, increases tip working life. The next is it doesn't absorb chemicals in the flux that can erode the tip, which happens to a sponge is not cleaned properly.

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.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mike on February 2, 2014
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Works much easier than cleaning and wetting a sponge.... however... the holder is VERY light. There are some "feet" on the bottom that provide some traction, but you can easily push it around your work surface. My solution was to purchase 4 large 2 1/2" fender washers and place them in the bottom of the container. The extra weight helps keep the holder in place.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By tlever on October 18, 2011
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I work as a tech for an American LED manufacturer. We use these tip cleaners in our lab. I LOVE them, so easy to use and if solder removal is done properly, they'll last forever. I'm about to pick up some for my home projects.
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27 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Steve O on December 12, 2011
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"Looked to be metal, but is actually plastic and very light. I put playground sand in the bottom so it wouldn't have the tendancy to move around when using. Considering the material it's made of...highly over priced!, although it does work as advertised. Would expect better from a well known manufacturer."
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