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Hakko 599B-02 Solder Tip Cleaning Wire and Holder
|Price:||$9.08 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details|
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Specifications for this item
|UPC||641328041063 , 720189759208|
|EAN||5448095590689 , 7785004570881 , 0720189759208 , 0641328041063 , 4962615007637|
|Item Depth||2 inches|
|Number of Items||1|
|Overall Length||2 inches|
|Overall Width||2 inches|
|Power Source Type||Manual|
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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.
It's cheap enough and does the job perfectly. Easy to open to remove old solder.
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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great solder tip cleaner, last a good amount of time and you can also by new wire insert when it wears out.Published 16 hours ago by Bryan
I bought this with a new soldering station. I've done a few jobs here and there and the tip still looks brand new! Read morePublished 1 day ago by Nicholas Dokken
already my soldering tips are lasting longer. great cleaning tool. wish I would have had one of these long ago. I will not go without one in the future.Published 1 day ago by Artchas
Love this product. can't beat it for cleaning your solder irons tip.Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
I love these solder tip cleaning wire, so much better than trying to use a wet sponge.Published 6 days ago by Andrew