Resistance Soldering Tools

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Resistance Soldering Tools
Resistance soldering tools are equipped with long metal tips that heat up at regular intervals. (soldering woodburning kit image by Steve Johnson from

Resistance soldering is a specific type of soldering method that uses high amounts of heat passed through a resistive material while the user controls the amount of current by using resistance soldering tools. These tools contain soldering irons outfitted with small, thin tips that are attached to rubber-gripped handles. The tool is heated up by an accompanying power unit that the user can regulate while performing the soldering chore.

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Resistance Soldering Precision Timer Module

In order to insure that the soldering worker does not damage the metal or woodwork that he is using the soldering iron for, it is necessary to connect the iron to a resistance soldering precision timer module. This tool is an electrical component that the worker can use to set the exact time needed to complete any job by plugging his/her soldering tool into the small, palm-sized unit. The timer module then cuts off when the time runs out or the iron itself has become too hot for the type of job the iron is being used for.

High-wattage Footswitch

Since soldering workers usually are sitting down while working, it can be necessary to attach a high-wattage footswitch to the power unit that supplies heat to the soldering iron. This footswitch weighs just under two pounds and contains a six foot electrical cord used to power the unit with. When the user attaches the footswitch to his power unit, the worker can easily shut down the amount of power surging through the power unit by stepping on the footswitch, leaving both of his hands free to work.

Industrial Plier Style Handpiece

Outfitted with a six-foot electrical cord on one end and containing two one-inch metal soldering tips on the other end, the industrial plier style handpiece is an essential resistance soldering tool. Containing carbon block electrodes that can be shaped into the required form that the user needs to perform a variety of soldering jobs, the industrial plier style handpiece weighs less than two pounds and features a half-inch opening between the electrodes.

100-watt Variable Resistance Soldering Power Unit

Used to power up both soldering tools and complete soldering systems on a regular basis, the 100-watt variable resistance soldering power unit is more than six inches tall and features a five-foot electrical cord along with two soldering iron inputs. This very important resistance soldering tool contains a metal dialling system located on the front of the electrical device that the user can turn higher or lower depending on the exact amount of voltage she needs to complete the soldering job.

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