soldering iron

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sol·der·ing iron

A usually rod-shaped metal implement with a pointed or wedge-shaped tip, used in soldering metallic parts.
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soldering iron

(Tools) a hand tool consisting of a handle fixed to a copper tip that is heated, electrically or in a flame, and used to melt and apply solder
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sol′dering i′ron

an instrument for melting and applying solder.
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Soldering iron

In the early part of the twentieth century, soldering irons were solid copper blocks three or so inches long with cross sections of about a square inch and having an iron rod extending out from it about eight inches. The rod was pointed so that a wooden handle could be driven onto it. The soldering iron was heated by putting it in a fire. It was taken out of the fire for soldering, and as soon as it cooled to the point that solder could no longer be melted, it had to be reheated.
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Noun1.Soldering iron - a hand tool with a heatable tipsoldering iron - a hand tool with a heatable tip; used to melt and apply solder
hand tool - a tool used with workers' hands
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First he took out a soldering iron and some plumbing solder, and then small oil lamp, which gave out, when lit in a corner of the tomb, gas which burned at a fierce heat with a blue flame, then his operating knives, which he placed to hand, and last a round wooden stake, some two and a half or three inches thick and about three feet long.
The repairers were asked to fix a range of items including a tree lopper, a Marconi transistor radio which used to pick up Radio Luxembourg back in its heyday, a legless table, a number of steam irons, a hand drill, a soldering iron, items which needed stitching and jewellery.
To get started you need a wood burner or soldering iron, tip or tips of your liking, and some material to practice on.
The competition was fierce as 48 competitors went soldering iron to soldering iron to compete for the coveted hand-soldering competition crown.
I saw Mrs Kilty and then I got the soldering iron from her...
Evident hazards are the heat emitted from the soldering iron, electrical hazards from frayed electrical cords, and the fumes/gases that result from melting the solder.
Soldering iron tip tests done with a low-silver cobalt-containing alloy showed reduced erosion compared to SAC 305.
The BIC lighter will also come in handy as an emergency soldering iron. Bend and shape a piece of medium gauge wire to form a shape similar to the end of a soldering iron, and tape this to the body of the lighter with the shaped wire-end protruding at the top.
The troops were able to recover one hand grenade and IED attack tools such as allinone soldering iron, long nose plier, two toggle switches, soldering lead, pieces of diodes and electric wires.
He said the troops recovered from Sampang's hideout a grenade, a soldering iron, a long nose plier, two toggle switches, soldering lead, diodes, wires and other paraphernalia essential in making a bomb.
STIPPLING THE GRIPPING SURFACE OF polymer-framed guns is usually done with a soldering iron, and it is getting more and more accepted and common--not just on competition guns but by the serious "tactical" crowd.