Solder Sponge

thesmokingman

Paid Hater
Anybody else use the copper scotch brite scrubbing pads as a solder sponge? The natural sponges that came with my hardware were ... well ... nursing home fodder and I didn't feel like ordering more from Bezos so I went under the kitchen sink for a solution ... works pretty great so far, I assume some sort of plastic coating is the difference between this and traditional wire tip cleaners
 

PedalPCB

Admin (Robert)
Staff member
Yep, mine was looking pretty crusty so I grabbed a pack from the Dollar Tree.

Seemed to work just as well.
 

Barry

Well-known member
I use them in hakko holder, when they get beaten up I put in a new one, but they last for years
 

andare

Well-known member
I do. I also use old shower sponges. Those tiny ones that fit in the soldering station are ridiculously expensive.
 
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