1. Be aware of the heat
Definitely, you will want to pay enough attention to controlling the soldering iron. It is extremely hot and should be kept away from any other source of ignition, especially material such as wood or paper.
You must also be aware of the chemical effects to, because you work with many types of material, some of which can be toxic when being heated, and we want to ensure that they are treated correctly.
And if the soldering iron falls, don’t grab it by your hand, even if you are wearing a glove. Remember that it is set to 650 °F, and if it comes into contact with your skin at this temperature, you will get an immediate third-degree burn
2. The smoke is dangerous, too
The soldering process always produces smoke, which is irritating. If you have to do it for a long period of time, you will want to prevent developing sore throat or pulmonary irritation.
The first rule is don’t inhale the vapors for too long. Make sure you’re working in a well-ventilated area or control the vapors in some way. If you do a lot of soldering, you should think about investing in a fume extractor. It is expensive, but it will be worth your money; and it can protect your and your family health.
3. Protect your body
Wear safety glasses. Safety glasses is one of the most important safety tools when soldering because it is the only thing that can prevent your eyes from contacting with the harmful light produced from the soldering process.
Also, it is important to wear gloves and long-sleeve. As mentioned above, your skin is vulnerable, and you should protect it from the soldering heat. Keep a water bucket near your workplace for unexpected solder burn.
4. Cleaning procedures
After you’ve finished soldering, don’t forget to wash your hands. You will not want to eat your favourite dinner with some chemical waste on your finger.
Additionally, keep the workstation clean and clutter-free. Cords from the soldering iron will not become entangled with other objects on your workstation as a result.
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