As long as your tip "fits" into the spaces you have available, it doesn't matter. If it is too big or wide, then it will cause you problems. Remember, the pins on the back of the diode are less than 2mm apart.Ieon said:I use rosin core made in australia and a butane weller adjustable, but it use's a chisel tip is that ok?
I agree with Razako, a temperature controlled soldering iron is key and super helpful.One important thing is that you MUST have a good soldering iron with adjustable temperature. I absolutely hate trying to solder sensitive components with one of those $6 cheapo irons from radioshack.
Now I have a decent soldering station and it works much better.
That goes for flamming marshmellows too. Sorry to be off-topic, but my little boy discovered that last night:crackup:I don't know if this was mentioned but...
DO NOT flick your iron to get excess solde3r off the tip. Always use a wet sponge.
Do you really want 500 degree lobs of tin flying around? It will stick to your skin and you will get a burn.