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Old 11-23-2010, 05:30 PM #1
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I've been enjoying these BEST, Inc. soldering videos on Youtube. Really nice tips for soldering everything from through-hole to SMT components with just your soldering iron, some flux, and some solder.

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He's pretty good. I liked the Through-hole.
maybe he'd do one for us on soldering a diode?
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Well, the thru-hole pre-tinning tutorial can help somewhat. I'm not sure if having flux get on the diode would be good though.
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I just hold the diode in my hand and dip the pins.

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Get some a blob on the wire and rub it on the pins.
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I'd always wanted to see someone properly soldering on a diode. Not that I can't do it, but I'm having quite a hard time ...
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