The soldering iron probably the common tool which you can find in the most homes in the U.S. The main function of this tool is to melt the hot metal solder onto the joints. The part of the iron which is used to melt the metal is the tip of the iron.
You may find the people also use the tool for the electronic repair and the joints which have the low power rating. It is better for you to do the proper melting process. You also need to maintain the solder carefully. If you do the improper technique in doing both of them, you may face the difficulty to stick the solder to your iron or to the joint where you will attach it.
However, if you find the problem, you may solve it by yourself since the difficulty level is quite easily. To do this, you have to prepare the tools like the soldering iron, the solder, the sponge, and water.
The first thing you should do is to heat the tool. Turn on the iron’s power by plugging the tool. Wait for the some minutes. It is better if it reaches 400 Celsius degrees. If your iron has the preheated function, you should wait the tool to indicate it.
You should wet the small sponge with the cold water and put it close to the preheating tool. You can check whether the iron is preheated or not by touching the tip to the solder. If the solder is already preheated, the solder will melt.
After that, you need to clean the tool’s tip with the sponge. You will need to roll the iron’s tip to the solder’s piece. This step has the purpose to cover the iron with the solder. This process is called tinning. If you do it properly, your solder will be able to flow to the joint.