Turn A Ballpoint Pen Into A Handy Solder Dispenser

Soldering is a handy skill to have (and an easy one to learn), but solder generally comes on a spool and isn't terribly easy to dispense. To save yourself some trouble and make the whole process a bit easier, all you need is a non-mechanical ballpoint pen. (You also need a spool of solder, of course, but that should go without saying.)

Instructables user lucas_m came up with the idea to make a solder-dispensing pen to bring a little added convenience to the whole process. All you need to do is create a coil of solder around the the pen's ink insert and place it inside the pen housing. Technically it's a tiny bit more complicated than that, but not much, and you can check out the full Instructables guide for pictures and detailed instructions.

How to Make a Solder Pen [Instructables]


Comments

    I've always found that using the spool type solder makes it fairly easy to get the solder where you need it.

    stuff like this is generally v. cheap too
    http://jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=NS3008&keywords=solder&form=KEYWORD

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