Soldering iron tips eroding/dissolving..

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RogueRose

Joined Oct 10, 2014
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I have 3 different soldering irons and the tips of all 3 are slowly wearing away (some very quickly). I have a very large tip, round and angled that is heated by a butane pen torch (Benzomatic) and the tip has a hole from the flat angled surface back to the flame about 2-3mm diameter! It was solid when I got it and I haven't don't that much soldering with it. I'm using Benzomatic 60/40 solder and benzmomatic flux. Is this normal or is it maybe something I am doing?
 

#12

Joined Nov 30, 2010
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All copper tips dissolve. The only dependable tips are coated, and I think it's iron. Yea, Ironclad is the advertised name.
 
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