We use this for burning decorations into wood projects. It comes with 5 different brass-colored tips (which we use for wood-burning) and one silver-colored tip (which we assume is for soldering.) We haven't used it for soldering. It does NOT come with solder included, by the way. Also comes with no instructions for use as a wood-burning/craft tool. Packaging did include a brief description of how to use as a soldering tool.